Mzansi’s much-loved fashion extravaganza, the Durban July, came back with a bang this past weekend. Star-studded, the fashion affair, which is primarily a horse racing event, was held on 1 July 2023 – showcasing some of the most breathtaking fashion moments.

The prestigious event unfolded at the renowned Greyville Racecourse in Greyville, Durban, blending the realms of euphonious music, mesmerising entertainment, and avant-garde fashion.


While the Durban July has always been a beacon of attention-grabbing style, this year’s theme, “Out of This World”, propelled fashion to celestial heights.


Attendees embraced the extraterrestrial allure, adorning themselves with futuristic headpieces, donning alien-inspired silhouettes, embellishing their ensembles with glistening accents, and exuding an ethereal beauty reminiscent of the cosmos.


We take a look at some standout individuals who graced the event with their impeccable style.


Alien Superstar


Nandi Madida resembled a celestial goddess in a sheer white gown from Keys Fashion. She elevated the look with a crystalised crown – like a true goddess.


Superstar, Supernova


Jessica Nkosi won the hearts of social media fashion enthusiasts with a dress by internationally renowned Namibian designer, Ruberto Scholtz. The purple and white ensemble exuded galactic royalty.




Actress and media personality Pearl Thusi gave us a Scorpion King nostalgic moment in a golden gown by Gert Johan Coetzee.




Sithelo Shozi resembled an exotic flower child in a Taussy Daniel original. The tulip inspired dress exuded elegance, with a dash of sass.


The Milky Way


As always, media personality Somizi graced us with his presence in a show stopping outfit. The royal blue ensemble from Garth Designs embraced an avant-garde aesthetic.




Linda Mtoba resembled a nebula in an artsy look, featuring a silk gown from McCarthy Wolff. The actress and social media personality elevated the look with a chrome-coloured pixie cut by Lelo Artistry.


Nomalanga Shozi in a silver ensemble from Sihle the Designer



Lasizwe in custom Ntombi Couture


Amanda du Pont in a gown by Willet Designs Couture


Lerato Kganyago in a Gert-Johan Coetzee



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