Raceday Fashion Competitions

VDJFELogo600Vodacom Durban July Raceday Fashion 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 09h30 when the selection process for finalists for the following fashion competitions will begin. This process takes about an hour and if you arrive late you will not be considered.

MOST STRIKING COUPLE

CLASSIC RACEWEAR – FEMALE

CLASSIC RACEWEAR – MALE

EXCEPTIONAL RACEDAY HAT OR FASCINATOR

Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What time do the gates open on raceday?
09h30.

2. How much are the entry tickets?
R220 per person.

3. Are there complimentary tickets available?
Complimentary tickets are not available under any circumstances.

4. Where does the judging take place for the on track fashion competitions?
On the race track in front of the grandstand. Go there upon arrival.

5. What time does it start?
09h45 sharp.

6. How long does it take?
It usually takes about 45 minutes. All people are off the track by 11h00.

7. How does it work?
Scouts walk amongst the hopefuls and select finalists in the following categories:
Classic Racewear for Men – on stage for judging
Best Hat or fascinator – on stage for judging
Classic Racewear for Women – on stage for judging
10 couples – Most Striking Couple – on stage for judging

8. Who are the judges?
They are a selection of Invited Designers, fashion personalities and celebrities. They are all fully briefed and understand the event fully.

9. When are the winners announced?
All finalists must be at the fashion stage at the specified times for the announcements of the winners.

10. Are models provided?
No, you have to supply your own model, but will not be penalised in any way if he or she is not a professional model.

11. Can anyone enter?
Yes, you can wear your own entry if you wish to.
12. Is there an Avant Garde competition?
Due to the nature of theme this year we have decided there will be no Avant Garde and the Classic Wear category has been expanded.

13.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 raceday, 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

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