This is by far the most glamorous element of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience. Each of the eight national designers is selected because of their position in the market, their experience and their current media profile.
Celebrated designers such as Terrence Bray, David Tlale, Kluk CGDT, Zama Mathe, Gideon, Colleen Eitzen, Paledi Segapo, Leigh Schubert, Karen Monk Klijnstra, Sibu Msimang, Vino Moodley, Gavin Rajah and many others have participated in the event. Each designer shows a distinct and individual interpretation of the theme and showcases their work at the Fashion Showcase and again on raceday on the Action Stage at the Vodacom Durban July.
Each designer is required to design a small range that consists of a showstopper and a raceday ensemble for a couple. It must be shown first at the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Showcase. As always, the media focus is on this group and they set the trend and standard of the fashion.
We invited two or three out of province designers, with the balance of designers coming from KwaZulu-Natal. We never show the same KwaZulu-Natal designer two years in succession.
The designers in the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase will present their creations on the Action Stage on Vodacom Durban July day.