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Fashionistas to strut their stuff at Durban July

The 2016 Vodacom Durban July takes place at Greyville Racecourse on Saturday 2 July and this year's theme is "Leader of the Pack".

Celebrities and socialites are expected to put their best food forward and step out in style to watch the annual race horse event.

Fashion writer Mahlatse James says he predicts that varieties of "aerial yellow" garments will make an appearance on the racecourse, and smaller brimmed hats.

Mahlatse anticipates whole lot of "personal edits" and independent styling.

We'll see less of designer consulting and more stuff straight off the peg of retail rails. It will be interesting to see how people piece those together.

Mahlatse James, fashion writer

He says that there is no shortage of creative inspiration, with local high end retailers and online stores right on track.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:

If by chance you're as interested in the thoroughbreds , as you are the fashion, here's a list of the 18 competing horses:

  • MAC DE LAGO
  • FRENCH NAVY
  • FRENCH NAVY
  • IT'S MY TURN
  • BELA-BELA
  • ABASHIRI
  • SARATOGA DANCER
  • ST TROPEZ
  • ROCKETBALL
  • DYNAMIC
  • THE CONGLOMERATE
  • BLACK ARTHUR
  • SOLID SPEED
  • MARINARESCO
  • TEN GUN SALUTE
  • MAMBO MIME
  • SAMURAI BLADE
  • RABADA
  • MASTER SABINA
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