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British designer, Giles Deacon, will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to give a Masterclass filled with insights, drawing from his experiences, challenges, and success as a fashion illustrator.

What does it take to start—and, more importantly, sustain—a new fashion brand? This is a question that is pertinent on the mind of fashion entrepreneurs and in a wider sense, a question that people in every kind of business tend to ruminate over.

Giles Deacon had to contemplate this question when he launched his eponymous fashion line in 2004. Deacon didn’t always want to be a fashion designer. The British designer grew up hoping to be a marine biologist. But once he discovered his passion for illustration, he attended Central St. Martens, a public tertiary art school in London, England.

Ever since his groundbreaking debut in 2004, the British designer has fine-tuned his vision of challenging the traditional ideas of women’s wear. He spent time at the Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci studios, among others, and he’s honed his knack for mixing superior craftsmanship with whimsical irreverence. One of the hottest tickets on London runways, Giles dabbles with unlikely proportion and padding, wild prints, and pop-culture references and has dressed popular celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Thandie Newton, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Solange Knowles, amongst several others.

This brings us back to the question, “What does it take to start—and, more importantly, sustain—a new fashion brand?” Giles Deacon would be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend on the 11th and 12th of November 2017, to give a Masterclass filled with insights and enlightening answers on this question, drawing from his experiences, challenges, and success in the fashion industry.

To register for his Masterclass. Click on this link: https://fashionweekend.gtbank.com/register-for-masterclass/

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It’s all about fashion, style and elegance.

So in this Yuletide season, we’re asking #WhatsYourStyle… Drop your comments below:

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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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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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