From 10th to 11th of November, 2018, fashion enthusiasts all over the world will be exposed to Africa’s finest in fashion, at the 3rd edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend, that will be held in Lagos, one of Africa’s largest and well-known cities. The two-day event will bring together renowned fashion personalities from around the world and small businesses in the local fashion industry to create the biggest fashion experience in Africa.
Now in its third year, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become the premier consumer-focused event that puts African fashion on the global stage and helps small businesses in the local fashion industry succeed. 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 people in the global fashion space and directly patronise more than 200 indigenous small businesses in the local fashion industry.
The GTBank Fashion Weekend, which is free to attend, will feature fashion and entrepreneurial master classes that will be facilitated by internationally renowned fashion experts, as well as runway shows that will present the latest fashion styles and designs. With an all round vision of promoting Enterprises, the Weekend will provide more than 130 small businesses with free stalls to showcase and sell the finest apparels and fashion accessories.
There will also be pop-up stands where arising indigenous designers will showcase their works and interact with some of Africa’s most passionate fashionistas.
The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje, said “We are delighted to put together the largest showcase of the talents, innovation and enterprise that abound in Africa’s fashion space. This year, we are going further than before, to transform this event into the critical meeting place for everyone involved in and passionate about African fashion in order to unlock greater growth opportunities for small businesses in the industry and build capacity across the entire fashion value chain.”
He continued by saying, “Beyond empowering small businesses with the expertise and networks that they need to thrive, the GTBank Fashion Weekend has become a major event in the social calendars of people across the continent and beyond, and as a bank that is passionate about enriching lives, we will continue to drive initiatives that add value to our communities and deliver amazing experiences for our customers”.