Category: Fashion News

Hollywoodbets Durban July welcomes the crowds back

With the news this week that all Covid restrictions and regulations have been removed, and that all sporting and other events have opened up unconditionally, Gold Circle looks forward to welcoming thousands of horse racing fans to the 2022 Hollywoodbets Durban July at Greyville Race Course on Saturday 2 July. “The fact that proof of …

Gallops usher in the final Hollywoodbets Durban July stretch

The first in-person Hollywoodbets Durban July Gallops since 2019 took place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning as punters, socialites, models, trainers and horses gathered for the traditional early morning running of next weekend’s contenders. The 126th edition of Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event will draw a significant crowd for the first time since the …

Hollywoodbets plan to take the July to a new level

The Hollywoodbets Durban July Final Field Announcement and Draw Ceremony will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Hollywoodbets offices in Umhlanga and this venue change is one of the innovations already incorporated by the new sponsor. Hollywoodbets, who were founded as a horseracing concern, have been pouring their renowned energy into The July and plan …

Top ten student designers named at glittering HDJ fashion event

The buzz around the  Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair increased exponentially when the judges announced the names of the top ten at a glittering fashion event at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Wednesday evening. The twenty five semi-finalists paraded their raceday designs inspired by the Hollywoodbets Durban July …

Hollywood Foundation invests R250 000 into DFF Rising Stars SMME’s

When the nine designers chosen to form the Hollywoodbets Durban July Durban Fashion Fair Rising Stars Collection show their raceday outfits for the first time at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Wednesday evening, they will be abuzz with the news that the Hollywood Foundation has committed R250 000 to support the emerging designers careers. …

Student designers leave judges buzzing

In an energetic statement that the future of the fashion design industry in KwaZulu-Natal is in great hands, judges laboured to sort through 110 entries to decide on the semi-finalists in the Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair on Tuesday afternoon. Set the task of designing a raceday outfit inspired …

Hollywood Foundation raises the stakes for student designers

As the fashion community reacted to the announcement of the Hollywoodbets Durban July theme for 2022, the student designer community has responded to the new incentives put in place for the Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair competition that kick-starts the annual raceday fashion programme. At a meeting of the …

Hollywoodbets Durban July theme creates a buzz

Durban – The release of a vibrant “Show Me The Honey” theme for the Hollywoodbets Durban July on Saturday 2 July has started creating a buzz in fashion and social circles as Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event plans to welcome fans back to the 126th running of the iconic horse race. The theme, which governs the …

Maritzburg students dominate top ten

Riding a wave of enthusiasm and perseverance students from the Pietermaritzburg School of Fashion were the biggest winners when the ten finalists in the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair were announced. Encouraged by the successes in previous years of Martin Steenkamp and Leona Pillay, who won the competition in …

Passion for fashion prevails at student designer award judging

The judges billed the first round of judging of the Vodacom Durban July Young Designer ward presented by Durban Fashion Fair as a triumph against adversity as 56 students designers from colleges and technikons across the province defied the odds stacked against them by the Covid-19 lockdown to vie for a place in the semi-finals …