GTBank Fashion Weekend is an event that brings the most promising, talented fashion designers, brands and retail enterprises from across Nigeria and abroad to showcase the latest trends and products to a large and diverse audience of consumers, press and industry enthusiasts.
The first season of this event, which was held on the 12th and 13th of November 2016, created visibility and trade opportunities for indigenous businesses and also facilitated learning workshops and encouraged e-commerce as a sustainable avenue for driving growth. The 3rd edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend is going to be held this November, 2018. Venue is at plot 1, Water corporation drive, oniru, VI, Lagos From 10am to 10pm daily. It will be packed with lots of amazing brands to shop From, beautiful pieces on the Runway, Master classes from Experts and opportunity to mingle big personalities in the industry.
The Fashion Masterclasses provide fashion entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to learn from global industry leaders and experienced brands. Which involves topics addressing challenges and opportunities across the entire industry value chain including: Entrepreneurship, Growth & Profitability, Retailing, and several others.
As a host, creative/executive director Jay is recognized for the energy and dynamism he brings into the fashion media space. Jay’s (@MrJayManuel ) roles in television include Host of The Style Networks’ makeover series, “Style Her Famous” and Creative Director/Judge on the CW Network reality series “America’s Next Top Model”. Jay will give us tips on ‘discovering you’ at his masterclass during the GTBank Fashion Weekend.
At only 20 years old, Nigerian-born Taofeek Abijako is an accomplished young designer recognized for his ability to express social and political commentary through the lens of “luxe-street” clothing.Taofeek’s (@feeky11 )brand, Head of State+, is a New York-based company that focuses on art, fashion, furniture, and product design.
Taofeek would be at the #GTBankFashionWeekend to speak about understanding the industry while starting out.
Nikki Ogunnaike is the go-to style expert of what is now the largest magazine website, ELLE. With 25 million+ users, fans, and followers. She represents the brand on television and in ELLE.com videos.
Burak Cakmak is the Dean of Parsons School of Design. He worked at Kering as its first Director of corporate sustainability. Where he spearheaded innovation-driven sustainability strategies for the luxury group’s brands, including Gucci, Stella McCartney and Bottega Veneta. Burak ( @burak_ny )is passionate about education and has established projects and partnerships in the US, UK, France, China, Brazil, and India. Curious about sustainable & eco fashion, then register for his masterclass
Dapper Dan’s self-titled clothing store pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s. Co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail. Dapper’s (@DapperDanHarlem ) work has been featured on some of the the most presitigious platforms such as The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, The Smithsonian,The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.
He is a multi-award winning shoes designer. Nicholas( @nicholaskirkwood ) has won numerous awards including the British Fashion Award: Best Accessory Designer of the year 3 times and in 2013, became the 1st accessories designer to ever be awarded the British Fashion Council / Vogue Designer Fashion Fund since its inception. In 2013 Nicholas Kirkwood announced his partnership with LVMH: the largest luxury goods conglomerate in the world.
Nicholas Kirkwood will be at the #GTBankFashionWeekend to discuss the “Art of building an Empire with Heels.” Kindly note that REGISTRATION FOR NICHOLAS’ CLASS IS NOW CLOSED.
KAHLANA BARFIELD BROWN
Kahlana Barfield Brown is a Fashion insider, style savant and beauty correspondent. She has carved a niche for herself in the ever-evolving, uber-competitive world of fashion and beauty. From writing countless feature stories to reporting live on the red-carpet, over the course of her career, Kahlana ( @kahlanabarfield ) has earned the distinction of a respected journalist and emerged as a staple among the industry. Get tips on how to “stick to your plan A” by registering for her masterclass .
Julia Sarr-Jamois is a London based stylist . He is the Fashion Editor-at-Large of British Vogue and Senior Fashion Editor-at-Large of i-D. She is a contributor for Teen Vogue, Vogue Italia, Self Service, Double and M Le Monde. Julia (@sarrjamois ) regularly works with prominent photographers, the likes of Harley Weir, Zoe Ghertner, Angelo Pennetta, Letty Schmiterlow, Theo Wenner and Oliver Hadlee Pearch.
Nai’vasha Johnson is a hairstylist based in New York. She specializes in natural hair, hair color, wigs, and men’s grooming. Nai’vasha (@naivashaintl )has a couple of celebrity clientele and these includes Yara Shahidi, Sasha Lane, Uzo Aduba, Logan Browning, Lakeith Stanfield, John Legend, and Common.
Want to learn hair care tips and tricks? Nai’vasha would be leading a discussion on “how to express yourself through hair”. Register to attend her class at Fashionweekend.gtbank.com
STAVROS KARELIS & ANNA TREVELYAN
Stavros Karelis is the Founder & Buying Director of MACHINE-A, a London-based independent concept store for men and women . And Anna Trevelyan is the Co-founder and Fashion Director of MACHINE-A. In 2009, Stravos (@stavroskarelis ) and Anna (@annatrevelyan ) opened MACHINE-A, with the of aim of showcasing emerging designers alongside established fashion brands. The store quickly became London’s coolest retail destination.
Stavros and Anna would be at the #GTBankFashionWeekend to give insight on The Concept of Fashion Curation.
The 2018 edition offers spectators artistic insights into the modern world of Nigerian and global fashion design. Collections that would featured on the runway are by renowned Nigerian designers and high profile international luxury designers and brands.
SHOPPING & EXHIBITIONS
GTBank Fashion Weekend will provide a unique shopping experience with galleries of Fashion Apparel from Nigerian and international brands. And this will be at exclusive prices, catering to varied tastes and budgets.
The exhibition will showcase a wide array of small businesses involved in various aspects of the fashion industry including:Textile, Clothing and Apparel, Ready to wear Footwear, Jewelry & Accessories, Hair & Beauty, Crafts.
Brands Exhibiting at the GTBank Fashion Weekend 2018: