For Out of this World looks at the Durban July, try Scalo and Malondie at House of Nala
Dress to impress at the Durban July with Scalo and Malondie's Stunning Cape Town Fashion Week Collections
The premiere horseracing event in Africa, the Durban July attracts a global audience, including British royalty, American and African superstars. It has been run since 1897.
The Durban July has a storied history that sees fashion play a big part in the success of the event.
Every year, fashion mavens look forward to interpreting the theme, which is based on global trends and forces designers to go the extra mile.
This year’s ‘Out of this World’ theme is a continuation of the fashion and beauty industry’s obsession with all things metaverse. When it was first hinted at, many guessed the theme would have to do with something very technologically advanced or otherworldly, thanks to a silver horse, ala Beyonce’s ‘Rennaissance’ album cover.
So how do attendees get the theme right?
It is easy, really. Simply look to leading South African fashion brands, Malondie and Scalo.
At Cape Town Fashion Week, Malondie and Scalo drew inspiration from the solar system for their collections.
Malondie crafted a glamorous look with voluminous sleeves, sharply drawn-in waistlines, and cascading hems. Attention to detail was evident with its use of striking colour - pink, silver, black, white, and brown - plus logomania-esque motifs.
Meanwhile, Scalo's 'African Galactic Dream' saw an array of experimental silhouettes and bold textures as a backdrop to its celestial colour palette. The pea-sized beads in yellow and blue were used to craft a detailed galaxy but also to give shape to the garments.
Both designers presented collections that can easily make anyone who wears the looks, be noticed and be in the running to be the best dressed at the Durban July.
Discover the ultimate ‘Out Of This World’ fashion at House of Nala that are truly spectacular and perfect for the upcoming Durban July event.
This head-turning ensemble is a must-have for fashion-forward souls who want to make a statement at Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion 2023. With its shimmering silver finish, sleek silhouette, and luxurious fabric, it embodies sophistication and confidence.
Steal the show with Malondie's jaw-dropping Thigh High Slit skirt and Hearty Cropped Jacket in Barbie Pink! With its daring asymmetrical design and heart-shaped detailing, this outfit is the perfect way to make a bold statement at Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion 2023.
Unleash your inner fashion icon with this unique leather dress. Asymmetrically daring with thigh-high slits and side ties, this Mandarin-collared masterpiece will have you turning heads at the Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion 2023. Made from genuine leather, it's time to bring out your bold and confident style!
SHOP: Leather Hari Dress (R21275)
This luxurious masterpiece boasts a beaded corset bodice and organza exaggerated sleeves, exuding glamour and confidence with every step you take.
SHOP: African Midnight Galaxy Dress (R13800)
Shimmer and shine like the stars above in Scalo's show-stopping beaded corset top dress with a sequined maxi skirt. Embrace the artistry of embroidery and galaxy-inspired beadwork, making you the center of attention at Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion 2023.
SHOP: African Galactic Sunset Dress (R46000)
Make a statement at Hollywoodbets Durban July Fashion 2023 with Scalo's beaded duo - the ultimate combination of luxury and style. A sleek, slim-fit cropped jacket paired with stunning wide-leg pants adorned with intricate beadwork will have all eyes on you.
These looks are also available at House of Nala, in Sandton City. Shop U47A.
For more style tips, read the HON by AFI digital magazine here