Raceday Fashion Competitions


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 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.

Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

Prize package to be announced nearer raceday.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What time do the gates open on race day?
  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?
    On the race track in front of the grandstand. 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. All people are off the track 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.

  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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