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Gateway’s 7th Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show & Concert


Visitors to Gateway Theatre of Shopping were spoilt to world class fashion and entertainment as the centre hosted the annual Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show for the seventh year running on the 3rd of July.

The Vodacom Durban July draws heavily on horseracing’s deeply-rooted tradition of elegance and chic fashion, and this year tapped into the formal style expected from an exclusive dinner on a cruise liner at the Captain’s Table, from which the theme was appropriately derived.

The stage was appropriately styled to the theme, and left the audience in awe as it revolved to reveal a swing band to open the show and SA’s well known electro-swing band, Goodluck, to close the fashion show.

Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show at Gateway
Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show at Gateway
Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show at Gateway 2
Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show at Gateway 2
Kathrin Kidger (Designer) & Nicole Flint, Former Miss SA and Emcee of the event
Kathrin Kidger (Designer) & Nicole Flint, Former Miss SA and Emcee of the event
Jailoshini Naidoo & Terrence Pillay
Jailoshini Naidoo & Terrence Pillay
Jailoshini Naidoo & Aileen Rodel
Jailoshini Naidoo & Aileen Rodel
Gerald Wells & Akash Maharaj, Gateway Centre Manager
Gerald Wells & Akash Maharaj, Gateway Centre Manager
Logie Naidoo at The VIP area
Logie Naidoo at The VIP area
Nicole Flint & Akash Maharaja with Santhakumarie Moodley, the Competition Winner
Nicole Flint & Akash Maharaj with Santhakumarie Moodley, the Competition Winner

The show celebrated race day fashion by featuring the Fashion Challenge finalists and Invited Designers showstopper collections.

The VDJ Fashion Challenge competition designs spoke to an era of style and sophistication, and encompassed the Vodacom Durban July’s overall spirit of on-trend, elegant and beautifully executed designs.

The Invited Designer Showcase was by far the most glamorous element of the Vodacom Durban July Fashion Experience. The designers for this year’s Invited Designer Showcase were Craig Jacobs (Fundudzi), Terrence Bray, Colleen Eitzen, Brenda Quin (Diva), Sibu Msimang, Dale McCarthy & Jane Wolff (McCarthy & Wolff Designs), Hangwani Nengovhela (Rubicon) and Haroun Hansrot.

The show also included Gateway stores Kathrin Kidger, Forever New, Guess, Edgars (with brands River Island and Express), showcasing their race day theme interpretations.

The concert following Gateway’s Preview Fashion Show featured top local performers, including Goodluck, Shortstraw, Ryan the DJ and Protoculture! The music kept the crowd entertained late into the night.

Goodluck
Goodluck
Goodluck
Goodluck
Protoculture
Protoculture
Ryan the DJ
Ryan the DJ
Shortstraw
Shortstraw
Swing Band - Opening the show
Swing Band – Opening the show
Goodluck
Goodluck

SPEND AND WIN – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT

In the weeks leading up to the main event, Gateway customer’s were given the opportunity to win a luxury Cruise in association with Marie Claire and MSC Cruises valued at R 40,000! All customers needed to do was spend R 350 or more at any Gateway stores. The winner was drawn live directly after the Fashion Show by emcee Nicole Flint and Gateway Centre Manager, Akash Maharaj. Santhakumarie Moodley was drawn as the lucky winner, and is very excited to go on her trip.


About Meredith Haywood

Meredith Haywood
I'm the Editor and Creative Director of 5 Star Durban, I Instagram a bit, I cook sometimes, but mostly I write, and edit... a lot... I'm a philanthropist at heart, and I can't resist fluffy bunnies, kittens and puppies... recently I have started to ponder what owning a goat in a flat could be like...

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