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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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You Can Now Apply For A Free Retail Stall At The 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend [DETAILS HERE]

Gbemileke Ajayi

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Do you make or sell fabulous fashion apparels and accessories? Can your fashion brand stand out at the biggest fashion event in Africa? Then, the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend is calling for you!

Now in its third year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become the premier consumer-focused event that places African fashion on the global stage and helps small businesses in the local fashion industry thrive. The first and second editions of the event, which held in November 2016 and 2017 respectively, brought together over 250,000 people to interact with some of the best minds in the global fashion space and directly patronize more than 200 indigenous small businesses in the local fashion industry.

Organized with an overall vision of Promoting Enterprise, the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend will provide more than 130 small businesses with free stalls to showcase and sell the finest ensemble of apparels and fashion accessories. Applications for free stalls at the event are now open and will close on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

To apply for a free Retail Space at the GTBank Fashion Weekend, kindly visit; https://fashionweekend.gtbank.com/apply

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GTBank Fashion Weekend: Sketch To Fame; A Call for Aspiring African Fashion Designers

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Are you are an aspiring fashion designer? Can you create amazing fashion sketches? The Sketch to Fame competition is for you!

Organized by GTBank, the Sketch to Fame Competition is offering young African fashion designers the opportunity to have their original collection produced and showcased at the 2018 GTBank Fashion Weekend.

To participate in the Sketch to Fame competition, share five of your original sketches for a new collection on social media (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) using the hashtag #Sketch2Fame. A panel of judges will shortlist 10 participants who will move to the next stage and the audience will decide the final 3 entries whose collections will be produced and showcased at the 2018 GTBank Fashion weekend.

Sketch to Fame challenge is part of the GTBank Fashion Weekend initiative created to promote enterprise in the African fashion industry.

Entries close on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.

Click here for more information.

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Daughter To Tie The Knot With Her Ghanaian Heartrob In October

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UK based gospel artiste and daughter of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Carrissa Sharon Oyakhilome is set to tie the knot with her Ghanaian heartrob, Philip Frimpong, co-founder of ONUA, a fast growing online advertising company that promotes West African artistry.

The wedding date was announced on a Facebook page “We love CSO” on Tuesday.

“Save the date, Oct 6 .”it reads.

According to members of the Christ Embassy Church, Pastor Oyakhilome confirmed the date during service last week.

The couple got engaged last year in London.

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