GATEWAY TO THE VODACOM DURBAN JULY....

Its that's time of the year again....


If you're in Durban or South Africa as a matter of fact then you know that the biggest sporting event is nearing us in less than a couple of days. It is surly the on tip of everyones tongues right now causing pandemonium with fashion designers and stylist all over the country in the race to create the perfect master piece for their clients. With this years theme being "It is time" designers and social circles couldn't be more happier to play dress up. This theme also entices designers and stylist to create timeless and classic pieces from the walks of time and also ensuring that the garment will be able to stand the test of time.

Guess what? Thanks to the Gateway Fashion and Preview Concert show you no longer have to panic and become frantic in the attempts of finding the perfect outfit because this event has everything covered. Heres why....check out the Press Release prepared by Zebra Square to find out more on what to expect from the event and why we say don't panic your outfit is SORTED!











Press Alert

From the Horse’s Mouth
Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert

The Style Stable at Gateway Theatre of Shopping ‐‑ Vodacom Durban July
Prepared by Zebra Square for immediate release



Timeless, understated and classic are definitive descriptors when it comes to Africa’s Greatest Horseracing Event, established in 1897, and we are proud to
present Durban’s most stylish pre‐‑race day fashion event at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Taking place on 30th June, Gateway’s Vodacom Durban July Preview Fashion Show and Concert is the ultimate pre‐‑race day fashion event – not to be missed. Leading up to this event, an immersive installation The Style Stable ‐‑ can be found at Gateway (opposite Circus Circus). The Style Stable will be open to patrons from 15 – 30 June to promote Gateway Theatre of Shopping as the ultimate fashion destination in Kwazulu‐‑Natal, especially when it comes to race day fashion, The Style Stable will encapsulate the essence of all things equestrian.


Previous Gateway Fashion Show and Concert image.


“Years of planning, months of preparation, weeks of sharpening, days of fine tuning, hours of tension, minutes of anguish, seconds of panic;” the Vodacom Durban July 2018 theme has been identified as “It Is Time,” with every element of the race day having the aspect of time attached to it. Similarly, from conception to construction, time is also a concept that is integral to the art of fashion design; be it making patterns, cutting fabric, constructing garments and fitting the final pieces. “I love this theme because time is so important for designers,” said Fashion Programme Director Tiffany Prior, who has been associated with Gold Circle for the last fifteen years, and has been producing the Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert since its’ inception ten years ago. Fashion and horse racing go hand in hand and Gold Circle has afforded designers a voice in the realm of horse racing.

Celebrating its’ tenth anniversary, the Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert is proud to welcome key sponsors Vodacom Red and Vodacom Nxt Lvl on board for 2018, as well as associated sponsors Kryolan and Gerald Wells Hair Salon.


Previous Gateway Fashion show and Concert images 


Transforming the tradition of the Cavendish Court Space outside Truworths, The Style Stable will be a whimsical interpretation of the rich heritage of the horse racing event, currently in its’ 122nd running; and encapsulate the essence of what the Gateway Fashion Preview and Concert is all about, using a selection of retro photographs over the years. A platform for stalwarts in South African Design, as well as fresh, young talent, the preview fashion show, will open with the official Durban July Timeless Collection featuring pieces by Brenda Quin, Hanrie Lues, Katekani Moreku, Leona Magdelene Pillay, Madelain Clark, Martin Steenkamp,


Cant wait to see you guys there....

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