Recap: GTBank Fashion Weekend

GTBank Fashion Weekend kicked off on Saturday with a slew of Masterclasses from top industry experts including Project Runway’s Mr. Jay and famed designer Dapper Dan.

Designers, both domestic and foreign all showcased in the runway with clothes ranging from edgy to soft to culturally relevant.

Designers included LaQuan Smith, David Tlale, Ituen Basi, Lanre Da Silva Ajayi.

Some pictures from the runway.

Adama Paris
Adama Paris
Gozel Green
Ituen Basi
Ituen Basi
Sukeina
Sukeina
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Fashion Week Marathon: What To Wear When You Have Nothing To Wear

Lagos Fashion Week is gone. The first of many that follow. The planning of fashion week goes through everything from weird skincare regime – vampire face mask, anyone? – to obnoxious fashion.

After Lagos Fashion Week, having ideas for what to wear might be a struggle. Especially, for the majority of people who do not have the cash flows of billionaires or the privilege of celebrities.

To help you get through the fashion week, a list has been compiled not to tell you what to wear exactly but to open your creative juices.

Ankara outfit and heel-less animal print shoe
Baggy ankara trouser, whtie sneakers and brown jacket with faux fur lining
Dapper looking men
Isiagu short A-line gown
white crop op, long jacket and blue skirt
white crop op, long jacket and blue skirt
Man in denim pants, over sized black hoodie and a parachute jacket
polka dots white button-up shirt, brown jacket, and black trouser
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Wumi O: The Fashion Business Beyond Fame

The first set of questions one must ask themselves when starting a business or launching a product is the cliche and obvious one:

What is your product?
Who is it for?
How do I get it out?

These questions when answered in all honesty and clarity is the blueprint to knowing what you want to produce and for whom.

Fashion startups have a tendency of multi-tasking, this saves finance, but the idea of really building a brand is to know when to seek help. One man cannot do it alone. In a situation where you can’t afford to hire, then contract.

As a designer one must create a niche and the best way to do so is to identify you signature. A way of cutting, layering or perhaps, colour. Most top designers all have a signature, a mood that comes to mind when a designer’s name is mentioned. You need to find a way to marry your signature to the trend at any particular time.

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