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30 June 2017

The Magic of Race Day

Looking back, it’s no wonder the Vodacom Durban July is one of the most glamorous events of the year.

We all know that race day is not only about the horses, it’s all about the fashion statement you make.

The Colour of Magic

The fashion theme for Vodacom Durban July 2017 is ‘The Colour of Magic.’


The magician to be admired,
Must mystify and delight.
Conceptualize and be prepared,
To get the illusion just right.

The horseman to be honoured,
Must have a well-conceived plan.
The challengers to be conquered,
By being the fastest he can.

The designer to be cheered,
Must transform and surprise.
To reveal what is covered,
To see the wonder in their eyes.

Horsemen and designers,
Magicians of a kind.
Imagine, implement, put on show,
Blow the viewer’s mind.

Top hats and tails,
Or smart casual preferred.
It’s magic we’re after,
Couture conjured.

The theme ties in perfectly with the overall style of the event, because, even today, magicians perform in top hat and tails, accompanied by beautiful women elegantly dressed. This is a perfect fit with the style and elegance that is synonymous with the Vodacom Durban July.