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.



Leader of The Pack


Every year we get asked how raceday attendees should interpret the Durban July theme. The reference and theme outline suggests the use of a deck of playing cards as a point of inspiration. The joy of the July is that it is about taking hints from the theme as opposed to literally.  Above all the event is about having fun and being creative with the fashion brief.


Want to join us for a day through to evening Durban July-” Leader of the Pack 2016″ exclusive preview at Gateway? e-mail us at for dates , promotions and instore activation surrounding this event.