Vodacom Durban July Media Release

 No: VDJ1723

1 July 2017

Embargo : None

 Written by : Sarah Macleod


Winners of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award pre-raceday competitions

Durban - The Durban University of Technology showcased it's fashion design reputation with a clean sweep of the top three in the highly prestigious Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award
presented by Durban Fashion Fair with Katekani Moreku taking home the first prize while Tiloné Viljoen was crowned winner of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge presented by Durban Fashion Fair on Saturday.

Designers had to dazzle the judges on the technicality of their outfit, how well they interpreted the theme "The Colour of Magic" when creating a raceday ensemble that effortlessly portrayed the stylish and sophisticated spirit of the Vodacom Durban July.

Moreku beat over a hundred entrants from Technikons and Colleges from around the province of KwaZulu-Natal and he joins a list of prominent Young Designer winners which includes 2014 winner Sadie Bosworth-Smith, who is one of 2017's Invited Designers.

Moreku won an impressive hamper of prizes, including a mentored trip to the SA Fashion Week.

DUT continued it's dominance when its students took home the other two spots in the top three with
Hlengiwe Queeneth Mdunge and Nazreen Paruk being voted as the next best by the high-powered panel of judges.

The Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge
presented by Durban Fashion Fair is open to amateur and professional designers from all over the country and the judges whittled the numbers down to a top ten from the initial storyboard submissions, with the prizewinners decided during the recent Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience Shows.

Taking home the title of Fashion Challenge winner for the 2017 Vodacom Durban July was Tilone Viljoen from Durban.

"I was inspired by the contrast between masculinity and femininity," Viljoen commented.

"I wanted to challenge how a woman can seen as strong without losing her femininity."

Durban designers filled the minor placings as well, with Martin Steenkamp and Alice Rash finishing second and third.

SUMMARY OF RESULTS

The Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair:
1.Katekani Moreku (DUT)
2.Hlengiwe Queeneth Mdunge (DUT)
3.Nazreen Paruk (DUT)

The Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge
presented by Durban Fashion Fair:
1.Tilone Viljoen
2.Martin Steenkamp
3.Alice Rash


More information can be found at www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za 

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The winner of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair was Katekani Moreku with his model Luvuyo Shoba. Anthony Grote/
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Model Luvuyo Shoba displays winner of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair's Katekani Moreku's work at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday, 1 July. Anthony Grote/
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The top three of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, (from left): Third place Pinkie Mthiyane (model) and Nazreen Paruk (designer), winner Luvuyo Shoba (model) Katekani Moreku (designer), second place Hlengiwe Queeneth Mdunge (designer) Bianca Khowa (model). Anthony Grote/
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The winner of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge, presented by Durban Fashion Fair is designer Tilone Viljoen with model Julia Rose. Anthony Grote/
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Model Julia Rose models, winner of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge, presented by Durban Fashion Fair Tilone Viljoen's work at Greyville Race Course on Saturday, 1 July. Anthony Grote/
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The top three of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Challenge, presented by Durban Fashion Fair, (from left): Third place Alice Rash, Second Place designer Martin Steenkamp and his model Hendrick Jorges and winner Tilone Viljoen and his model Julia Rose Anthony Grote/
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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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