Goodwood Ladies Day: Female racers wear silk designs by Vivienne Westwood and Roksanda Illincic

The Magnolia Cup saw an array of colourful silk designs by top fashion designers

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Female jockeys sported fashion-forward designs by some of the UK's most renowned designers to the track at Goodwood Festival's Ladies Day today.

The five-day festival in Chichester might be known as the glam-packed event that follows Royal Ascot and King’s George Weekend, attended by an array of racegoers in oversized headgear, but this year it got a further fashion treatment thanks to the racers themselves.

A gang of fashion designers including Vivienne Westood and Roksanda Illincic, as well as master of prints Liberty London, and up-and-coming talent such as Tabitha Webb and Kate Halfpenny, have designed trendy uniforms for the female racers for the The Magnoloia Cup charity race. The silk jackets have colourful stripes, floral prints, feathers and abstract patterns – all with matching helmets.

Design team from department store Liberty of London stuck to what they know best and used a floral pattern for their design. Westwood followed the summer feel with a print of blossoming pink and yellow roses, while Serbian-born Illincic applied her iconic colour-block.

The Sussex Downs also saw a parade of glam outfits and hats from racegoers such as Princess Eugenie who presented winner Camilla Henderson with the trophy.

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