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Africa Fashion Week Nigeria in partnership with Lagos Stage Government is pleased to announce for the first time ever in the history of Fashion Week in Nigeria, pre-events for the AFWN called “The Iconic Catwalk Shows” The exclusive events will take place at the National Theatre on the 1st of April, 2017 and Tinubu Square on the 2nd of April 2017.

The Iconic Catwalk pre-events for the AFWN fashion week will spotlight talented designers expressing how traditional culture brings modern spirit to fashion against the splendor of these heritage sites. The media focused events are a unique opportunity to gain insights, appreciate the beauty, versatility of the Nigerian fabrics and fashion. The events are also an opportunity for us to show the world a glimpse of our rich heritage and culture. Clothing and accessories are inseparable from culture and what better way to express this than through these iconic location events.

The Founder of the Africa Fashion Week London and Nigeria, Ms. Ronke Ademiluyi and her team are delighted to be partnering with the State Government to use some of the historical locations for the shows.These exciting events will provide a unique platform for the media to interact with the designers and the State to share its vision for the fashion and tourism industry.

The objective of AFW, based in London and Nigeria, is to create anenabling platform across the globe where creative African designers and fashion entrepreneurs can showcase the beauty and creativity of Africa through their designs and costumes. Africa Fashion Week is strongly committed to promoting and positioning African designers within the global fashion space, especially up and coming designers. AFWN is unleashing the ‘Power of Africa’ in the fashion industry. We aim to build appreciation for Africa and increase Africa fashion footprints across the globe.

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Day 1: The GTBank Fashion Weekend, Meet the Runway Designers [PHOTO]

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Hard work, creativity, and passion, punctuated by the clicking of heels, define a single moment on the GTBank Fashion Weekend Runway Show.

On Saturday, November 10th, and Sunday, November 11th, 2018, thousands of guests will be entertained by this single moment as indigenous and internationally renowned designers showcase their brands on the runway.

These are the designers slated for Day 1 of the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend:

ItuenBasi

ItuenBasi’s 2009 collection brought back the proliferation of the Oleku trend which led to the new wave of the Ankara interpretation all around Nigeria and even beyond the shores of Africa. Ituen’s unique use of Ankara has made her the go-to designer for celebrities and fashionistas in search of something beautifully African

Sukeina – Omar Salam

Omar Salam is the Senegalese-born designer behind SUKEINA, a global fashion brand worn by some of the best-dressed women in the world.  He studied fashion at the prestigious Parsons School of Design and has created 8 exquisite collections which strike a resemblance to wearable art.

Romeo Hunte

Romeo Hunte is a self-named lifestyle brand. His collection consists of outerwear pieces that have a mix of cool-girl denim designs and everyday style for the fashion forward-guy. Romeo’s design has been worn by Hollywood A-listers like Beyoncé and Gabrielle Union.

Gozel Green – Sylvia Enekwe and Olivia Jude-Okoji

Sylvia Enekwe and Olivia Jude-Okoji are the brains behind the budding Label, Gozel Green, established in the year 2010. Growing up in the eastern part of Nigeria, Enugu, they were tremendously inspired by their art-loving parents and their immediate environment. These inspirations birthed Gozel Green and thus paved way for artistry, originality and timelessness as their forefront design aesthetics.

Clive Rundel

Clive’s creations are well-known both locally and abroad, adored by bold and fearless women for their charismatic charm. Today, Clive Rundle has established his name as one of the forefathers of contemporary fashion design in South Africa.

Adama ParisAdama Amanda Ndiaye

Adama Amanda Ndiaye is the brain behind Adama Paris, which celebrates the multicultural, elegant, and versatile woman. Her work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, CR Fashion Book and worn by celebrities like Teyana Taylor.

David Tlale

Proclaimed as South Africa’s kind of Fashion, David Tlale designs are known to employ the unpredictable use of fabric, color, and texture, David’s designs have been gracing the runways of NYFW from 2008 till date.

 

Register to attend for Day 1 here

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GTBank Fashion Weekend: UK Fashion Buyers, Stavros Karelis& Anna Trevelyan To Speak On “The Concept of Fashion Curation”

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Fashion Buyers

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, Stavros and Anna opened MACHINE-A, with the of aim of showcasing emerging designers alongside established fashion brands. The store quickly became London’s coolest retail destination.

Between them, Stavros and Anna share an array of awards and accomplishments: Stavrosis a recipient of GQ’s35 most successful men under 38 award and Business of Fashion’s 500 shaping the fashion industry. Anna is also a recipient of the BOF 500 (Business of Fashion) award and a two-time winner of the top 3 fashion influencer by The Guardian “Club 100”.

Stavros and Annaare both passionate about supporting and developing young fashion brands and design talents through mentorship and giving retail spaces in MACHINE-A.

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2018.

Time:1:00PM – 2:00PM

Venue: Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Stavros&Anna will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to give insight onThe Concept of Fashion Curation.

To register for their master class click here.

 

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Legendary Designer And Style Pioneer, Dapper Dan Will Be At The GTBank Fashion Weekend – Register NOW

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Fashion Innovator

With his eponymous store on 125th street, Dapper Dan pioneered streetwear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail.

A leading driver of the 80s chic style, Dapper Dan began making clothes in Harlem, during which he was known for giving rap its signature music style, styling everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson.

He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities including Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, P.Diddy, Floyd Mayweather and many more.

In 2017 Gucci partnered with Dapper Dan to reopen his atelier as well as release a Gucci-Dapper Dan collaboration exploring the design synergies between the designer and Gucci’s creative director.

Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue W Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.

Date: Sunday, November 11th, 2018.

Time:4:45pm – 5:45pm

Venue: Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Dapper Dan will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to share his insights on Making A Fashion Statement.

To register for his Masterclass click here.

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