An event informally known as Ladies Day evokes images of a dressing room in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette. Clouds of cotton candy perfume, pink silk court shoes, ruffles, cinched waists, necks laced with pearls and hair fixed with bows.
However, the way we define femininity has evolved rapidly in recent years, forgoing its sense of collectivism. Our genders are no longer confined to pink or blue, nor skirt or trousers. Femininity is defined by the woman who chose her ensemble in a way to best reflect herself.
Leading up to Oaks Day at Morphettville, famed street style photographer Liz Sunshine of STREET SMITH anticipated the melting pot of feminine expression and engaging personal style. And amid the magic of Morphettville, she captured just that.
With a keen eye for trends, Liz took notice of the feature sleeve from bright floral ruffles and flares, to fresh power suits and puffed silhouettes reserved for modern fashion fairytales. Even the gentlemen took notice of the intricacies, featuring expertly curated cufflinks and refined pastel patterns. We expect to see more exuberant arms at the coming carnivals.
In a trackside palette incorporating everything from nude to black, fabrics lacking colour made up for it in texture. The ladies of Oaks Day accessorised with delicate jewellery, a touch of designer arm candy and opted for ornate headpieces, top knots or felt boaters, embodying themes from seventies vixen to modern muse.
See if your Oaks Day style was spotted by STREET SMITH…