Stars Of Africa! Creativity Dominates Vodacom Durban July 2019 Raceday Fashion

Vodacom Durban July 2019
Lutfiyya Gafoor shows off Martin Steenkamp's fascinator at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse Photo: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media

South African boldly reshaped Vodacom Durban July is always popular and exciting and this year’s was more superb with hundreds of entries to the Raceday Fashion competition contests and the introduction of a brand new event that showcased the work of eight Durban-based designers.

The theme for raceday fashions this year, Stars of Africa, saw young and established designers flaunt their creations in three categories, Classic Racewear for Men and Women, Most Striking Couple and Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator. There was also an award for the best young designer.

See exotic pictures below from the event below:

Fashion Wears From Vodacom Durban July 2019
Nompilo Ngcobo in Zandile Maphumulo at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse. Photo Credit: Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media
Fashion Wears From Vodacom Durban July 2019
Model Harmony Katulondi models a piece created by Maman Philo Designs at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, Greyville Racecourse. Photo: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media
Fashion Wears From Vodacom Durban July 2019
Model Ray Gola shows off the creation of Motho Ngema at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse Photo: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media
Fashion Wears From Vodacom Durban July 2019
Nonjabulo Dubazane models the work of designer Makosazane Ntshangase at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse. Photo: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media
Fashion Wears From Vodacom Durban July 2019
The top three for the Most Striking Couple competition (from left): Pregasen Govender with models Pearlene Reddy and George Lambrou, winners Musa and Lindo Mathebula in Lindo’s own creation, and third placed models Siphosethu Mthembu and Zama Nhleko with designer M-Shade, at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse. Photo: Anthony Grote/Gameplan media

Makhosazane Ntshangase, a second-year student of fashion design was over the moon as she emerged the winner of the raceday fashion, out of so many entrants.

“I can’t even explain how I feel right now,” she said. “To see so many people coming and trying to win and I am the one that was chosen is incredible! I am amazed right now! There were so many incredible outfits here and I am still in a bit of shock that I managed to win against so many talented designers. If I need to apply for anything in the future I will need to have a good portfolio of experience and this award is going to help so much in giving me that platform that I need to achieve my goals.

“I am still trying to come to terms with this! It’s an incredible feeling especially because all the designers up here could have won”, she explained.

Speaking about her design, she said, “I wanted to use the new-born zebra as an example of having to get going as soon as you start. It represents my start in fashion design and that I have had to learn so quickly in the year and a bit that I have been studying fashion design.

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The top three for the Classic Raceday for Women competition (from left): third place Brenda Wearing with model Eden Kadebe, first place Makhosazane Ntshangase with model Nonjabulo Dubazane and second place Nompumalelo with model Anele Hlengwa, at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July, Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse.
Photo: Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

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