With each passing year, designs and ensembles at the Vodacom Durban July only get better .
Whether you are a fashion lover or not, you just had to be impressed with the extravaganza of colour and creativity. Designers did not fail to impress with their creations and added to the days glitz, glamour and excitement.
Due to so many intriguing and stunning designs, I had to create a second blog post.
Featured below are some of the designers and their work:
Having just come back from a 4×4 trip throughout Africa, designer Brenda Quin’s absolutely innovative creation was inspired through the ever changing landscapes. She teamed natural organic buttons with an SPCA jacket, old duvet covers,lave crochet dollies,calico and spare fabric which she tea dyed. The bags were made from old hats and the raffia was created with old cassette tapes.The head dresses were made using an old floral arrangement. Brenda’s design (pictured below) definitely showed that you can make elegant creations from resources available.
Another talented young designer to look out for is Jacqueline Emmanuel of JSE Couture. With immense accolades to her name,this young lady is making her mark in the fashion industy.The inspiration behind her design was a broken paper doll,that was passed on over generations.The dress was made of an old curtain with curtain tape, the bodice which was covered in Origami flowers was made of bubble wrap and plastic.The underskirt was from an old wedding gown and the bag was from her dad when he was 15.The hat represented all things materialistic ,credit cards,a horse,cassette.The Recycled doll with her one missing glove and earring,is living proof that we can reuse and do our part in saving our Mother earth. Wow! now is that not inspirational.
Pictured below is her design for the July which was placed in the top three, pictured here with Jeannie Dee and Simba from Top Billing.
Pictured above is Yajna and Jasheel seen at the July.
Pictured above is Losh and Resh Naidoo.
Pictured above is a design paying tribute to Greenpeace activist Kumi Naidoo designed by Lynette Ganesan.