Global warning – 'A Material World?' was the theme of this year's event, with emphasis being placed upon sustainability and evironmentally friendly dressing.
King (and Queen) of the jungle – Numerous awards are given out over the course of the day's events, with 'Best Couple' being one of the more coveted prizes.
Earth friendly – Admirable attempts were made to balance fashion statements with political statements, some more subtle than others.
Handy-capped – A competition entrant sports a hat made entirely from jar lids and other recycled materials.
Going green – Whist your typical Ascot accessory might be a purse or handbag, Durban ladies think a little outside the box.
Anything goes – Ascot may uphold a strict policy regarding strapless dresses, but anything passes in the name of fashion at the Durban July Handicap.
Seeing red – Similarly, whilst Ascot's gentlemen may only wear monochrome suits, the Durban punters can let their imagination run wild.
Wrap up warm – It may not quite be the Great British Summer, but ladies are advised to dress practically as sub-Saharan winds can really bluster.
Ladies' day – The biggest racing event in all of Africa, the Durban July Handicap attracted an attendance of 60,000 this year, with women making up more than half of that figure.
Au naturale – Model Sharde Visagie wore one of the more spectacular creations to grace the 'Best Dressed' competition. South African designer Lavashni Valjee crafted this outfit from sacking and branches.