Category: Fashion News

Riding the Wave

Set against the backdrop of Durban’s warm Indian Ocean, with pulsating white-horse waves, KwaZulu-Natal fashion design college lecturers gathered at a stunning rooftop venue to hear – for the first time – the theme for the 2024 Hollywoodbets Durban July. This year’s theme ‘Ride the Wave’, was presented in a specially crafted video broadcast that …

Hollywoodbets Durban July launch makes waves

Durban (South Africa) – Renowned Graffiti Artist Shaun Oakley, popularly known as “Damn Vandal”, unveiled the spectacular Hollywoodbets Durban July theme through a billboard vandalism stunt. The recent “vandalisation” of Hollywoodbets’ billboard on Sandton Drive in Johannesburg has sparked a citywide conversation about art, advertising, and the upcoming Hollywoodbets Durban July. What initially seemed like an …

2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July sparkles in a day of firsts

Durban – In a day of firsts for trainer, horse and jockey, the Brett Crawford-trained Winchester Mansion was guided home by Kabelo Matsunyane to win the Hollywoodbets Durban July at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday. Winchester Mansion earned a R2.94 million share of the R5 million total stake by beating off the challenge of Michael …

Raceday fashion highlights exciting fashion scene

Durban – The Raceday Fashion Awards attracted huge interest as hundreds entered the various categories hoping for raceday glory at the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July on Saturday as all tried to interpret the Out of This World theme in their own unique way. Hollywoodbets Greyville was a hive of activity for the hopefuls as they …

Zwezwe is best young designer at HDJ 2023

Durban – Lwandle Zwezwe from the PMB School of Fashion used a religious inspiration to design the winning outfit in the 2023 Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Saturday. Zwezwe’s elegant interpretation of the “Out of this World” theme was inspired by a religious story. …

Preview fashion show highlights the chic, slick and stylish

Chic, slick and stylish. That was the succinct summing up of Gateway’s Hollywoodbets Durban July Preview Fashion Show at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Friday. The who’s who of the KZN fashion world were on hand to see the best glitz and glamour from current and future designers as they presented their interpretations of …

Speed and power meets style and elegance

Speed and power combined with style, elegance and grace was on show when the traditional at the Hollywoodbets Durban July Gallops which took place at Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse on Thursday morning. For the punters it was a chance to assess the form of the horses taking part in Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event on July 1, …

Ten remain on course for “Out of this World” experience

At a glittering semi-final showcase at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping on Wednesday evening, 25 semi-finalists in the Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair were whittled down to the 10 finalists. The semi-finalists, who were selected from over 100 entrants on June 6, paraded their race-day designs inspired by this …

Umgungundlovu College shakes up Young Designer Award

On Wednesday, KZN’s top ten fashion design students in the Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair competition will be named to go forward for final judging, but regardless of the results, a relatively new college programme has already made fashionistas sit up and take notice. The Pietermaritzburg-based Umgungundlovu TVET College …

Young designers reach for the stars

Durban – Fashion design students on Tuesday gave starry-eyed fashion followers an ‘Out of this World’ preview of the glitz and glamour that will be on show at the Hollywoodbets Durban July on July 1. Tuesday’s opening round of judging in the Hollywoodbets Durban July Young Designer Award presented by Durban Fashion Fair was the …