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The Best Looks From the 2020 Vodacom Durban July

Fashionista Melody Molale, wearing a designer mask by Quiteria Atelier, was one of the Judges for the #VDJ2020 Designer Mask Competition. 

For the first time since 1897, the Durban July Handicap was contested behind closed doors on Saturday, 25 July 2020. As we all know, there is no VDJ without the glamourous fashion element, and COVID-19 didn’t stop fashionistas from SERVING.

The theme this year was “Butterflies”, reflecting on the social butterflies who are still managing to #StayConnected to their passion for fashion even during a national lockdown.

Vodacom challenged creatives to enter the mask design competition which was judged by a panel of leading VDJ influencers, including Rina Chunga of Ri.Ch Factory, drag queen Baba Ganoosh, celebrity makeup artists Nomsa Madida and Diva Cadach, fashionistas Melody Molale and Nolusindiso Mchunu, celebrity stylist Krayzi_k (Tshiamo Modisane) and actor Kay Sibiya.

The winner was Andries Du Preez. The tap dancer, model, and motivational speaker walked away a R10 000 cash prize. Second place was Bayanda Motunane, the founder of Royal Moosh, a ladies wear brand, while Boipelo Sefako came third place.

1st Place: Andries Du Preez in his master creation. 

2nd Place: Bayanda Motunane, the founder of Royal Moosh.

3rd Place: Boipelo Sefako


Here are some other great masterpieces that were spotted:

“Metamorphosis @vodacomdurbanjuly

Mask by @gamechangerrsa and myself thank you @vodacom @dbnfashion_fair for the experience


#VDJ2020 #StayConnected

@kay_sibiya via Instagram

”Usefikile u Ms Cadach at this year’s @vodacomdurbanjuly wearing this masterpiece by @sistas_felas #VDJ2020 #stayconnected

Picture: @sphesibo_m

@diva_cadach via Instagram

”As a lover of the @vodacomdurbanjuly this year is alil different, not being able to be at the races and have us strut our looks. We were able to create which I absolutely love, the planning the conceptualizing , the creating is my favorite part of it all, myself & @sistas_felas had a blast putting this together.

No horses but there’s butterflies, lots of butterflies

Stay home & stay safe, enjoy the races

Mask @sistas_felas

Makeup & hair @fancy_claws

Photography & videography @theshanktank

@linda_mtoba via Instagram


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