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Virtual Fashions in the Field 2021
Get to know the competition judges
December 01, 2021

Entries for our annual Fashions in the Field competition in 2021 opened Friday 3 December, with the 2021 edition being held virtually due to restrictions on events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite that however, we rounded up some of the best in the biz to sit on our judging panel.


Aleisha Mitchell

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Winner of The Ned Prix de Fashion 2019 and two-time Hawaiian Airlines Fashions on the Field winner at Ellerslie, Auckland-based Aleisha has now turned her eye to judging fashions in the field (FITF) competitions.

In her 'spare time', Aleisha - who has been well-known for making her own FITF outfits from scratch - juggles running a fashion advisory service for those looking to get into the industry, alongside a popular designer bag rental company and motherhood. 


Lulu Wilcox

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Lulu is no stranger to racing fashion, having been a fashions in the field judge at competitions around the country for several years now.  She has a degree in costume design and is a professional stylist, commencing her career at MTV in Australia.   

Since then, she’s struck out on her own and has built her business to the point that she’s now one of New Zealand’s busiest stylists with notable clients such as NZ Woman’s Day and Australian Women’s Weekly.  She’s also the talent behind some of New Zealand’s most well-known celebrities ‘looks’ as well as being the fashion eyes for Ellerslie’s famous "SkyWalk” event back in 2019. 


Justine Seabrook

A face many of you will be familiar with due to her position as half of one of New Zealand’s most well-known racing couples – she’s never missed a Karaka Million! With her husband heading up New Zealand Bloodstock, Justine is a regular attendee at the races both here in New Zealand as well as abroad and serves up immaculate looks every time. She has been a regular competitor in fashions in the field competitions in the past and now with her own styling business, she’s making her debut on the judging panel at Pukekohe Park.

With a passion for horses and fashion (the ultimate combo in our opinion!), we’re looking forward to having Justine’s fresh eyes on the panel.  

Entries for our Virtual Fashions in the Field opened Friday 3 December 2021 with Nicola May announced as the winner.