Fashion and Fillies Galore at New Zealand Cup & Show Week

StyleSaddle up in your finest racing day attire, dust off the most elaborate hat in your wardrobe and prepare yourself for the New Zealand Cup and Show week that is due to kick off in Christchurch on Saturday, November the 7th.

The New Zealand Cup and Show week promises a fashion extravaganza between November the 7th and 14th and there is something for everyone. From Fashion in the Field at the Riccarton racecourse, to the sellout Style Christchurch designer fashion show. If you are looking for emerging design talent, CPIT are holding their annual PITCH fashion show too, which won’t disappoint.

Of course there will be horses, but our wallets will be opening up solely to buy tickets to everything ‘fashion’. So ladies and gentlemen let’s see what events are in the lineup for next week.

RiccartonBest Dressed at the Races
Tuesday 10th November, Addington Racecourse

Fashion in the Field
Saturday 14th November, Riccarton Park Racecourse

Ladies, get out your best hats and racewear to be in to win a tonne of amazing prizes including trips to London, Australia, Shanghai plus loads more. Not your cup of tea? There are also awards for young designers and sections for high fashion, ready-to-wear and accessories.

Here is an opportunity to get dressed up to the nine’s and be rewarded in luxury prizes.

Entry into all competitions are free.

Style ChchStyle Christchurch
Thursday 12th November, Isaac Theatre Royal

Style Christchurch founder and director Andhy Blake introduces an interesting theme to this years show. Think aviation meets high fashion with inspiration from cross continent flight pioneer Amelia Earhart.

New Zealand designer collections for Summer 09 and Winter 10 are to hit the runway and will include Zambesi, Nom*D, Aduki, Sakaguchi, Stitch Ministry, Emma Ford Swimwear and more.

Besides being a fabulous all-round show, remember that you get to see Winter 10 collections, fresh from being shown at the Air New Zealand Fashion Week Tickets to a group show at fashion week alone would put you back 5 times the ticket price of Style Christchurch.

So at that! Style Christchurch is another favourite and a worthwhile investment at only $25 or $35 per ticket.

CPIT PitchCPIT, Pitch Emerging Designer Show
Wednesday 11th November, Christchurch Convention Centre

We are big supporters of our kiwi design students and CPIT’s Pitch Emerging Designer Show is sure to be an exciting night of fashion. There will be a showcase of garments from first and second year students with third year’s unveiling their final collection before they graduate and take on the world.

Pitch is a jam packed show that seats (and fills) up to 1,100. You are going to want to add this event to your ‘fashion ticket kitty’ and it’s a steal at only $28 per ticket.

For more information on the cup and show week including where you can purchase tickets please visit

Images: From New Zealand Cup and Show  & CPIT
Words: Melody Wehipeihana


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