2021 Vodacom Durban July Theme

We'll bring you full details of the Durban July Theme for 2021 when it has been announced.

2020 Vodacom Durban July Theme

The 2020 Vodacom Durban July theme is "Butterflies".

While the event will be held behind closed doors so the fashion will take a backseat during 2020, the theme is still relevant. It guides decor as well so people watching on television will still be able to enjoy the 'vibe'.

“There was one thing that really stood out for me at the 2019 Vodacom Durban July and that was the predominance ofrightly coloured outfits inspired by the Stars of Africa theme and I wanted to encourage more of that aspect for the 2020 event,” said Ken Tweddell, Gold Circle’s event marketing manager, responsible for coming up with the theme for the Vodacom Durban July each year.

With the Vodacom Durban July being South Africa's biggest horse race, the theme also brings in a strong African influence.

Butterflies theme poem:

The butterflies start for many,
When the horses step out on parade.
The adrenaline builds to a climax,
At the winning post, heroes are made.

Jockeys dazzle in their rainbow silks,
As they gallop past the crowd to the start.
Muscles tight with expectation,
Each chest thumping to the beat of a heart.

There's a serious side to this racing game,
Connections well-groomed for the show.
Some dressed to match their racing colours,
Others just content to be front row.

Nimbly flitting from flower to flower,
Social Butterflies are Queens of this Day.
Spreading, what's gathered gives them power,
Collecting nectar! Never tiring! "Hooray!"

Altogether it's a colourful show,
From casual racegoers to those in the know.
Paint your own picture, be who you'll be,
It's socialising in the extreme, sweet pea!

Durban July Fashion

Durban July fashion is typically very elegant and there's always plenty of bespoke dresses, suits and hats on show.

Ken Tweddell talks about what the Durban July fashion is all about.

"The raceday is always elegant and chic, and it is exciting to see a marked trend of bespoke designer wear being worn to the Vodacom Durban July that shows a very strong African influence," he said.

"Everyone can design their own constellation for the day. Just be a star at the Vodacom Durban July."

2020 Durban July Fashion Theme FAQ

What is the fashion theme for the 2020 Durban Durban July?

The fashion theme for the 2020 Durban July is Butterflies?

When is the 2020 Durban July?

The 2020 Durban July will take place on 25 July 2020.

Has the date for the 2020 Durban July been moved?

Yes. Originally it was to be held on 4 July 2020 but it has been moved to 25 July 2020. The event will be held behind closed doors.

Where can I live stream the Durban July?

There are many online bookmakers who offer the Durban July on live stream including bet365. YouTube has also gotten in on the act and will live stream the days events.