#VDJ2018 THE DURBAN JULY IN PICTURES

#VDJ2018 THE DURBAN JULY IN PICTURES

The Durban July is the highlight of the South African social calendar.

Every year, the Durban July horse race attracts thousands to the eastern city’s Greyville Racecourse – although the horses are somewhat overshadowed by the extravagant outfits.

A favourite with celebrities and politicians alike, the challenge this year was to create a timeless fashion piece, and use the elements of a watch face to inspire outfits, to fit in with the theme “It Is Time”.

You can judge how well they did in the pictures below:

The Hogins at the Durban July 2018

Mmamello Motloung (right) and Zolani Mguzulwa told one reporter they believed it a time "for funky people" - AFP

Mmamello Motloung (right) and Zolani Mguzulwa told one reporter they believed it a time “for funky people” – AFP

Other race-goers were pictured getting caught up in the excitement of the day - AFP

Other race-goers were pictured getting caught up in the excitement of the day – AFP

South African fashion designer Mado Smaili took the brief more literally - AFP

South African fashion designer Mado Smaili took the brief more literally – AFP

Some outfits may have been more understated, but no less elegant - AFP

Some outfits may have been more understated, but no less elegant – AFP

Win Wheeler (right) also incorporated the theme into her hat - which was designed by her husband, Mike (left) - AFP

Win Wheeler (right) also incorporated the theme into her hat – which was designed by her husband, Mike (left) – AFP

Mandla Mvubu, meanwhile, appears to have been inspired by royalty with his outfit - AFP

Mandla Mvubu, meanwhile, appears to have been inspired by royalty with his outfit – AFP

Of course, there was also the racing. Jockey Anton Marcus, who won the Durban July on his horse Do it Again, bagging himself the $315,000 (£237,000) prize - AFP

Of course, there was also the racing. Jockey Anton Marcus, who won the Durban July on his horse Do it Again, bagging himself the $315,000 (£237,000) prize – AFP

Nozipho Zuma donned an outfit inspired by Lindo Mathebula, who told IOL it was "time to go back to our African roots" - AFP

Nozipho Zuma donned an outfit inspired by Lindo Mathebula, who told IOL it was “time to go back to our African roots” – AFP

For people like local fashionistas George Lambrou (left) and Goodness Anele, the race was a chance to show off their individual style - AFP

For people like local fashionistas George Lambrou (left) and Goodness Anele, the race was a chance to show off their individual style – AFP

Tim Hogins, serial entrepreneur at the Vodacom July 2018

The Hogins, Nhlanhla Nciza, DJ Tira and spouse #VDJ2018

The Hogins, Nhlanhla Nciza, DJ Tira and spouse #VDJ2018

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