The Colour of Magic


“ The Colour of Magic” is this years Durban July 2017 theme. Race day goers and punters are in for a year that will no doubt mystify , conjure and delight.

Jump into the fantasy world of illusion and recreate some of last century’s most prolific magicians, illusionists and entertainers looks. Think velour in jewel tones and sequin surfaces that capture the mystical energy the day evokes.

From Wizardry to sorcery, delight in top hats and tails , capes and Victorian era inspired silhouettes.



Velvet Crush


What  is there not to love about this trend ? Whilst velour took center stage last season in the form of bags , scarves and wallets , it is back this season and not one fashionable surface is amiss in it’s endevours to take the fashion stakes .

From demour bias cut dresses to heavily pleated and manipulated bombers velour is a must have no matter the season .

Don with a basic white tee or polo neck for extra street cred . Team with a metallic brogue or satin layered piece to be catwalk worthy . Either which way find a piece that can transition effortlessly into your everyday wardrobe. 

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PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow


There is no greater testimony to the lyrics of the great Steve Tyler’s Pink than the colour Pink Yarrow’s rise this fashion season. It’s frisky, vibrant and likely to be the colour of choice for those who feel that shades of green don’t quite do it for them.

With a definite 80’s obsession this fashion season, pink was invariably going to take centre stage. Interestingly, when one delves into research surrounding Pink Yarrow , this colour has a lot more in common with the Pantone Greenery than meets the eye.

Pink Yarrow is essentially a flower ( Pink in colour ), with green leaves, that is used for it’s essence in herbalism . According to the flower society report that documents Dr. Mesich ‘s findings in the use of the flower , it is a remedy used for ages and ages for “wounded warriors.”

Mesich goes onto state that Pink Yarrow specifically “ corresponds to the “root” chakra, the red chakra and imparts a sense of strong grounded ness ” . (

Perhaps it is this factor that has lead to this colors inclusion in the Pantone Colour Institutes Fashion Colour report, Spring 2017.

The Pantone Institution feels that Pink Yarrow is “Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, un-ignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going “