GTBank Fashion Weekend 2019: Meet the Runway Designers showcasing at the event

The GTBank Fashion Weekend is set to host top African designers.

Style Temple

Giants of Africa's fashion industry and celebrities will gather at the GTCentre, Oniru Estate Victoria Island, Lagos for the fashion week, which is set to hold on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019.

The event aims at promoting the effervescent enterprise of the continents growing fashion industry. Several top African designers will showcase their amazing designs that you should look forward to.

Meet the designers that would display their creatives on the runway at the 2019 GTBank Fashion Week.

1. Threeasfour

The fashion label which started as far back as 1998 works more with the avant-garde theme. The New-York City-based label consists of three designers, Gabi AsfourAngela Donhauser, and Adi Gil has won several international awards. Drawing their core aesthetic from the universal languages of sacred geometry, threeASFOUR is devoted to the creative exploration of themes of consciousness and cultural coexistence.

2. Odio Mimonet

For two decades, Odio Mimonet has become a household name after the December 2006 launch of her ready-to-wear (RTW) line, Voyage. A potent cocktail of sophistication and supremacy; the Odio Mimonet woman wears her clothes like armor, the most stylish one you ever saw.

3. Mantsho

Palesa Mokubung, who is the brain behind the fashion label, Mantsho happens to be the first African designer to collaborate with retail giant H&M.  Mantsho is a clothing label that was established by Palesa Mokubung in 2004. Landing a collaboration with the Swedish label got her career the right buzz it needs to expand beyond the shores of Africa.  

4. Haus of Stone

Founded in 2014 by Dan Ayi MadondoHaus of Stone is a Zimbabwean ready-to-wear brand driven by what the designer calls a philosophy of "surrealism, harmony, and afro-minimalism." The brand's fluid, hand-crafted apparel is both ethically and locally sourced and mixes elements of fantasy with subtleties of African influence. 

5. Style Temple

Style Temple is a Nigerian brand founded by Og Okonkwo. The brand aesthetics is a combination of classic yet modern fashion and a play on balance between the feminine and edgy. StyleTemple diffusion ready-to-wear line is a mixture of structured wearable pieces with a couture edge, clean geometric cuts, and shapes with a standout detail. Easily fitted garments that flatter the woman’s body is our signature style.

6. Nkwo

Initially founded in 2007 in the UK by Nkwo Onwuka, the eponymous label relaunched in 2012 as an artisanal brand in Nigeria. Creating pieces that are free-spirited and nomadic, NKWO’s collections are inspired by the lives of the wandering people of the African deserts and the great plains. 

In 2018, the designer was selected to represent Nigeria at the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange exhibition at Buckingham Palace, a testament to her work and vision. 

7. Tzar Studios

Ian Audifferen is the young creative behind Nigerian menswear brand Tzar. What started as a line of shirts a few years ago, has grown into a full ready-to-wear collection for him. Ever-Since the brand's inception into the Nigerian fashion sphere, it has been able to design signature footwear to tunics that are displayed on the brand's social media platforms.

8. Thula Sindi

Thula Sindi is a Johannesburg-based designer and manufacturer of contemporary women's wear that is sophisticated, elegant and timeless. The eponymous clothing label creates clothing inspired by the modern woman, which is timeless, dynamic, elegant, trendy and sophisticated.

9. Lezanne Viviers

The South African designer just launched her label, Vivers in 2019. The brand is a designer collection of limited edition pieces and made-to-order garments. Her designs are influenced by her surroundings as well as textiles. Viviers’ first collection is the fusion of collaboration and introspection.

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