The Durban July’s pre-raceday Fashion Showcase comprises the Young Designer Award,  the Durban July Fashion Challenge, and Invited Designers including Kathrin Kidger, Karen Monk Klijnstra, Terrence Bray, David Tlale, and  Gert-Johan Coetzee.

The Durban July has always been the social and fashion highlight of the year in Durban. It is probably the only event on which Durbanites consistently spend considerable energy and money, and has always been an event at which to see and be seen.
The build-up to the actual day of racing and fashion consists of a number of fashion events:
Durban July fashion competitions
The Young Designer Award is a national competition that draws entries from all over South Africa, showcasing the very best young, emerging talent and concludes at South AfricaĆ¢??s most prestigious horse racing event, the Vodacom Durban July.
The Durban July Fashion Challenge competition is open to all aspiring, emerging and established designers and offers finalists a wonderful opportunity to be part of the one of the biggest horse racing and fashion events in the country.
Durban July fashion events calendar
Young Designer Award Durban Regional Finals
Monday, 13 June at 19h00
Free entry

Fashion Showcase Cheese & Wine
Wednesday, 15 June at 18h00
R125 per person (includes selected free wine and cash bar for beer and spirits)
Fashion Showcase Dinner evening and Night Racing
Friday, 17 June
Horseracing starts at 17h00. Show starts at 19h00.
R320 per person or R300 per person for 12 or more booked, includes dinner, R20 betting voucher and selected bar (South African beer, spirits and wine). Regret no children.
The Vodacom Durban July Fashion Showcase includes the Invited Designer Showcase, the national finals of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award and the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge.
This year’s Vodacom Durban July Invited Designers are:
Kathrin Kidger
Karen Monk Klijnstra
Terrence Bray
Sibu Msimang
Jeal-Paul Botha
Pregasen Govender
David Tlale
Gert-Johan Coetzee
All shows are in the Champions Room, first floor, near the parade ring, Greyville Racecourse.
For reservations and information call
Nadisha Gopie on 031 314 1645.
The theme for the Durban July race day on Saturday 02 July is a Right Royal Affair.
Any questions about the Vodacom Durban July Fashion programme can be directed to the fashion programme director Tiffany Prior on 031 309 6114 or by email on [email protected]
More information can be found at

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