Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ1711

13 June 2017

Embargo : None

 Written by : Dave Macleod


Invited Designers weave their creative spell

Durban One of the most eagerly anticipated fashion events of the year, the premiere of the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, left the packed house of fashionistas spellbound at Greyville Racecourse on Tuesday evening.

Cape Toen based icons Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit kicked the Showcase off with a breathtaking range of glittering iridescent fabrics over sequins ""That's the magic of light," they said. "Everyone will see a different colour."

Sibu Msimang followed up with a textured romantic range inspired by the magic mirror, after which Sadie Bosworth Smith, the 2014 Young Designer winner, took her inspiration from classic fairy tale illustrations.

Mxolisi Mkhize, the force behind the brand The House of St Luke, made a dramatic statement in black and white as he delved into the duality of darkness and light.

The Durban duo of Dale McCarthy and Jane Wolff also flirted with black and white magic inspiration, contrasting fragility and structure with a feast of their trademark intricate flower detail.

Hangwani Nengovhela took her brand Rubicon into hot current trends, juxtaposing hard and soft fabrics in her striking trio of garments.

Thula Sindi delved into natural colours and textures, and took the red element in the theme into a hue of natural earth tones in silk, satin and tulle inspired by Mother Nature.

Terrence Bray lived up to his reputation for delivering theatre and drama at this showcase event with another take on the contrast, albeit perceived, between black and white magic. He delved into the pagan origins and symbols at the root of magic and explored the commonalities between the light and dark arts.


The 2017 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 1 July. More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

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The range created by Terrence Bray for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Melissa Mound, Nontobeko Mbuyazi and Thando Duma. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Dale McCarthy and Jane Wolff for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Calvin Corinaldi and Naledi Morolong. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Mxolisi Mkhiz for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Lwandle Ngwenya, Olwethu Cele and Vuyo Ngwabe. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Sadie Bosworth Smith for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Sethu Khumalo, Kristina Louw and Antonia Bosworth Smith. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Sibu Msimang for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Sarah Sanders, Pumla Mtolo and Luke Lonsdale. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Thula Sindi for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Kayla Malherbe, Khwezi Ngwenya and Monde Zondi. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Hangwani Nengovhela for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Mnotho Ngema, Leah Prinsloo and Princess Zulu. Pierre Retief/
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The range created by Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit for the Vodacom Durban July Invited Designer Showcase at Greyville Racecourse, modelled by (from left) Brian Mbatha, Nompumelelo Mthembu and Sune Botes. Pierre Retief/
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The theme "The Colour of Magic" for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July - JPeg

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The theme "The Colour of Magic" for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July - PDF

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