Raceday Fashion Competitions

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The Vodacom Durban July Raceday Fashion Awards presented by DURBAN FASHION FAIR
On Vodacom Durban July Day the judges will be looking for creations that are on trend and are beautifully executed, very elegant, chic and stylish with subtle integration of the theme. Embrace the spirit of Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, the Vodacom Durban July.

Be at Greyville Racecourse from 09h00 and make your way to the Parade Ring where the selection process for finalists for the following fashion competitions will take place from around 09h30. This process takes about an hour and if you arrive late you will not be considered.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Raceday Selection Process – NEW VENUE

The selection process (pre-judging) for finalists in the Raceday Fashion Competitions, which traditionally has been held on the racetrack in front of the Main Grandstand, will now take place in the Parade Ring behind the Main Grandstand.

The two easiest routes to access this area are as follows:-

  1. MITCHELL CRESCENT GATE 12.

Once you have entered Greyville Racecourse through Gate 12 proceed under the grandstand to the end of the concourse. Turn right and the Parade Ring will be right in front of you – entrance slightly to the right.

  1. AVONDALE ROAD GATE 9.

Once you have entered Greyville Racecourse through Gate 9 proceed down the tarmac strip towards the back of the Grandstand. The Parade Ring will be immediately on your left before the grandstand. Proceed anti-clockwise to the far end of the Parade Ring to the entrance.

Greyville Racecourse entrance gates open at 09h00. The judging will begin at 09h30 and will be completed by 10h30.

If you are arriving from the Golf Course Parking Area proceed to one of the tunnels running underneath the racetrack and then to the Parade Ring behind the Main Grandstand.

Action Stage – New Position

The Action Stage, where all the Fashion Finals will take place, has also moved.  It is now located in The Lakes Red Carpet Area, a trendy new destination on the Golf Course, situated behind the infield marquees.

MOST STRIKING COUPLE
Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

CLASSIC RACEWEAR – FEMALE
Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

CLASSIC RACEWEAR – MALE
Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

EXCEPTIONAL RACEDAY HAT OR FASCINATOR
Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What time do the gates open on race day?
    09h00
  1. How much are the entry tickets?
    R220 per person
  1. Are there complimentary tickets available?
    Complimentary tickets are not available under any circumstances.
  1. Where does the judging take place for the Raceday Fashion Awards competitions?
    In the Parade Ring behind the main grandstand. NOTE : The closest entrance gates to the Parade Ring are Gate 9 off Avondale Road and Gate 12 off Mitchell Crescent. Go there upon arrival.
  1. What time does it start?
    Scouting for finalists starts at 09h30 sharp.
  1. How long does it take?
    It usually takes about 45 minutes, and the Parade Ring is to be cleared by 10h30
  1. How does it work?
    Scouts walk amongst the hopefuls and select finalists in the following categories:

Classic Racewear for Men
Exceptional Raceday Hat or Fascinator
Classic Racewear for Women
Most Striking Couple

Finalists in each category will appear on stage at the time programmed for their particular category. They will all take to the stage at a later time for the announcement of the winners. The stage is located in The Lakes Red Carpet area which is situated on the golf course behind the marquees.

  1. Who are the judges?
    They are a selection of Invited Designers, fashion personalities and celebrities. They are all fully briefed and understand the event and the theme fully.
  1. When are the winners announced?
    All finalists must be at the fashion stage at the specified times for the announcement of the winners. Please note that the decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  1. Can anyone enter?
    Yes, anyone can enter. You can wear your own creation or you can use a model.
  1. Are models provided?
    No, you have to supply your own model, but will not be penalized in any way if he or she is not a professional model.
  2. Is there an Avant-garde competition?
    We do not encourage avant-garde creations and there is therefore no category for the unorthodox and experimental.
  1. How do I interpret the theme?
    It is a very elegant, chic, stylish and classical theme. Stay away from anything that is too theatrical or avant-garde. We suggest researching other great racing events such as Ascot, Longchamp and the Melbourne Cup and upcoming fashion trends. Judges will be looking for garments that are on trend and beautifully executed. Fit, quality and finish are very important. Consider all aspects of your look, the hat, accessories, shoes and overall grooming. You are designing or dressing for a race day, not an evening event, please keep this in mind.

For information on Raceday Competitions call Precious Mbatha on 031 314 1640.
For information on Pre-Raceday designer fashion competitions call Tiffany Prior on 031 309 6114

2017 Winners

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