4 reasons to attend the debut 2016 edition

See 4 reasons not to miss the GTBank Fashion Weekend debuting on 12th to 13th November...

GTBank Fashion Weekend

The debut edition of the consumer focused fashion exhibition and capacity building set to improve the Nigerian fashion industry will unite consumers with fashion designers, enthusiasts to promote indigenous businesses, educate creatives and more.

With three major highlights; shopping, masterclass and runway shows set up, the fashion weekend is one to look forward to and here are reasons to attend (masterclasses have to be registered for and if you haven't yet then it's too late!)

1. Masterclass

The masterclass already full is set to impact attendees in the industry will feature seasoned/experts from the fashion, beauty and lifestyle industry coming from different parts of the world.

The impressive list of speakers at the masterclass include Sam Fine spokersperson for Covergirl and Revlon and makeup artist to the stars including Iman, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily, Tracy Reese, Dylan Jones editor GQ UK, revered fashion buyer; Bijou Abiola, Oke Maduwesi of Zaron Cosmetics amongst other season professionals.

2. The Exhibition aka Sales!!!

Top fashion brands and retailers will have goods (indigenous and international) displayed for sale at the exhibition where a handful of loved Nigerian brands will set up shop. Style Temple, Wanni Fuga, Zashadu, Amede, 24, Lady Biba, Kamokini and more designers will be exhibiting and selling new season pieces.

3. Ugo Mozie to style the runway show!

Stylist to the stars Ugo Mozie who has worked with Vivienne Westwood, Beyonce, P.Diddy, Chris Brown, and other celebrities will style the exclusive runway show (by invite only). Mozie is also the fashion editor at 360 magazine and Ghubar magazine. He co-owns a fashion line called Aston Mozie.

4. Marco Louis is the lead makeup artist

Marco Louis is the East & West Africa rep for MAC Cosmetics. Before joining the foremost cult brand, Louis worked with Estee Lauder, the seasoned make-up artist is from South Africa.

See the line up for the 2-day event below:

Day 1: Saturday 12, 2016

Exhibitions:

10am – 10pm

MasterClass:

Topic: Building a Successful Corporate Brand in Nigeria

Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Speaker: Oke Maduewesi, CEO Zaron Cosmetics

Topic: Brand Positioning

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Speaker: Caroline Rush, CEO British Fashion Council

Topic: Makeup Artistry

Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Speaker: Sam Fine, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Topic: The Fashion Entrepreneur

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Speaker: Tilahum Bethlehem Alemu, Founder of soleRebels

Runway Shows: 7pm -10pm

Day 2: Sunday 13, 2016

Exhibitions:

10am – 10pm

MasterClass:

Topic: Global Retailing: Myths & Realities

Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Speaker: Bijou Abiola, Buyer, Major Retailer

Topic: Fashion Blogging

Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Speaker: Claire Sulmers, Fashion Bomb Daily

Topic: Content X Commerce

Time: 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Speaker: Dylan Jones, Chief Editor GQ Magazine

Topic: Growth & Profitability

Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Speaker: Tracy Reese, Founder of Tracy Reese Fashion Label

Runway Shows: 7pm -10pm

Details:

Date: 12th and 13th November 2016

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

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