The echoes of GTCO Fashion Weekend 2023, hosted at Landmark Oniru, may have faded, but the lingering dazzles and remarkable fashion moments continue to resonate. Just like its predecessors, this year’s edition captivated guests and fashion enthusiasts alike with an array of creativity and style innovations that set the event apart.
Record Turnout Reflects Fashion Weekend’s Impact
The GTCO Fashion Weekend consistently fulfills its objective of promoting entrepreneurship in the fashion industry, evident in the substantial turnout witnessed at the recently concluded event. The 2023 edition showcased not only the latest trends on the runway but also the impressive street style of visiting guests, elevating the fashion experience.
Street Style Takes Center Stage
The entrance arena at Landmark Oniru transformed into a runway for the fashion-forward attendees, predominantly from the Gen Z age category. Unlike the main runway, which traditionally features pieces from established fashion designers, the street style became a canvas for individual fashion expressions. Attendees showcased various fashion gangs, including the ‘Crazy Is Our Thing’ and ‘Let’s show them Edgy’ groups, revealing a diverse range of creative, attractive, and sometimes unconventional styles.
Parallel Trends on Runway and Street
Remarkably, the designs showcased on the runway during the 2023 GTCO Fashion Weekend shared similarities with the street style trends. This alignment highlighted the seamless integration of established fashion and individual expressions. The substantial turnout at this significant fashion event underscores the special place Nigerians hold for fashion and indicates a promising future for the industry with increased investments and sponsorship opportunities.
Inspiration for the Future
As we await the next edition, let the creative styles showcased in both street style and runway serve as inspiration. The GTCO Fashion Weekend not only celebrates the latest fashion trends but also reaffirms the vibrant and growing fashion culture in Nigeria, where innovation and individual expression take center stage.