Gt­bank Fash­ion Week­end To Show­case Africa’sfinest

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - IBRU CENTRE -

FASH­ION lovers all over the world can once again look for­ward to the 2nd edi­tion of the Gt­bank Fash­ion week­end set to hold on the 11th and 12th of Novem­ber, 2017. Ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers, the event will treat at­ten­dees to an en­thralling jour­ney across a wide va­ri­ety of Africa’s finest styles and trends whilst of­fer­ing small busi­nesses in the Nige­rian Fash­ion In­dus­try a free and vi­brant plat­form to con­nect with a wider seg­ment of their con­sumers, as well as ex­perts in their in­dus­try.

Com­ment­ing on the 2017 Gt­bank Fash­ion Week­end, Mr Se­gun Ag­baje, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Guar­anty Trust Bank ex­plained the vi­sion be­hind the event as an “ini­tia­tive that is un­lock­ing growth op­por­tu­ni­ties for small busi­nesses and putting African fash­ion on a global pedestal. The 2017 Gt­bank Fash­ion Week­end will not only give vis­i­bil­ity to the amaz­ing tal­ents and en­tre­pre­neur­ial drive of our peo­ple at home, it will also con­nect them sell and con­nect with con­sumers, with fash­ion lead­ers abroad, in as well as dis­cover new mar­kets. or­der to build lo­cal ca­pac­ity and This year’s Fash­ion Mas­ter Classes ex­per­tise across the en­tire Fash­ion will fea­ture global fash­ion ex­perts Value Chain.” such as re­al­ity TV per­son­al­ity and

The Gt­bank Fash­ion week­end is run­way coach J Alexan­der, best a free busi­ness plat­form that was known for his work on Amer­ica’s cre­ated by Guar­anty Trust Bank plc, Next Top Model, to renowned fashas part of its ef­forts to show­case the ion en­tre­pre­neur and celebrity stylbest of Africa’s Fash­ion to a global ist, June Am­brose to award au­di­ence whilst pro­mot­ing the efwin­ning fash­ion de­signer, fer­ves­cent en­ter­prise of the con­tiGiles Dea­con. nent’s grow­ing fash­ion in­dus­try. Other fash­ion and global me­dia

The 2016 de­but of the con­sumer­ex­perts sched­uled to host mas­ter fo­cused event re­ceived very posi­classes at this year’s Gt­bank Fash­tive re­views na­tion­ally and ion week­end in­clude; Ed­i­tor in­in­ter­na­tion­ally. At­tract­ing over Chief of Essence Mag­a­zine, Vanessa 30,000 guests over the 2-day peDe Luca; Kenyan-born Vanessa riod, the event fea­tured a se­ries of Kin­gori, pub­lisher of Bri­tish GQ mas­ter classes, run­way shows and Mag­a­zine – the famed gen­tle­man’s a cu­rated re­tail ex­hi­bi­tion – cre­at­fash­ion and style mag­a­zine; multi ing the big­gest, most thrilling ex­tal­ented Nige­rian pho­tog­ra­pher posé of African fash­ion to take TY Bello; pro­fes­sional Makeup place on the con­ti­nent till date. Artist and Ed­u­ca­tor,

The re­tail ex­hi­bi­tion gave the over Danessa Myricks; and Fash­ion Edi90 Small Busi­nesses that par­tic­i­tor & Style Con­sul­tant, Shiona pated the op­por­tu­nity to ex­hibit, Turini.

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