Melbourne Cup Week 2011: Fashions on the Field

The connection between the racing and fashion industries is one that dates back over 150 years.

Did you know that 52,000 hats and fascinators were sold for the Melbourne Cup in 2009? Events such as Ladies’ Day and Fashions on the Field remind us of this undeniable bond, as well as the careers that go in to making events such as these a success.

Consider the role of the milliner, designers and pattern makers, fashion writers, photographers, retailers and more.

In this episode SkillsOne takes a look at the connection between the fashion and racing industries, and the careers that are available.

VJ Hugh Hourigan