This Melbourne Cup day, I attended its fun alternative Derby cousin at Easement Street in Northcote, where horses are replaced by billy carts, ‘champagne’ is replaced by boutique beer and the fashions are intentionally ironic.
The hats here, though practical, are still worn with pizzazz.
Derby day meets beach chic. A big floppy hat, fur coat and a green lycra onesie.
On this track, all that glitters is gold!
This racer keeps on trend with neon.
This contestant of the men’s ‘Fashions on the Field’ event shows us that personality and charm are just as important as the clothes. Remember, sometimes it’s not what you wear…
In the absence of horses, sometimes you have to pull your own cart.
Billy carting and skipping are no child’s play!