Thandeka Miya and Sizwe Mchunu. Picture Sandile Ndlovu
Thandeka Miya and Sizwe Mchunu. Picture Sandile Ndlovu
David Tlale. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
David Tlale. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Winner of Classic Race Wear and most striking couple, model - Tielana Smit, designer - Anel Botha, model - Graham Calver. Picture: Jacques Naude
Winner of Classic Race Wear and most striking couple, model - Tielana Smit, designer - Anel Botha, model - Graham Calver. Picture: Jacques Naude
Dj Sbu. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Dj Sbu. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Janelle Rex dressed by Kevin Ellis at 2011 Vodacom July Fashion. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Janelle Rex dressed by Kevin Ellis at 2011 Vodacom July Fashion. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Phelo and Loyiso Bala. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Phelo and Loyiso Bala. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Nhlanhla Ndlovu and Nkosi Mbanjwa step out at the 2011 Vodacom Durban July. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu
Nhlanhla Ndlovu and Nkosi Mbanjwa step out at the 2011 Vodacom Durban July. Picture: Sandile Ndlovu

Despite predictions of wind, it was a gloriously clear day without a cloud in sight. Excitement started building with the run-up to the fashion awards, as entrants strutted their stuff on the racetrack and cameramen vied for winning shots of beautiful women and their escorts.

“The keynote for this year’s July was restrained elegance but I rather fancied pulling out all the stops and this is the result,” he said, indicating a fabulously clad Janelle Rex, in peacock coloured silk and a spectacular feathered fascinator.