Scheduled for November 11th and 12th, 2023, at the GTCO Centre in Lagos, this annual event is a consumer-focused fair designed to showcase the very best of Africa’s fashion on a global stage.
This was revealed today to journalists at a media briefing held at the GTCO head office at Plot 635, Akin Adesola in Victoria Island.
Over the years, the GTCO Fashion Weekend has firmly established itself as an incubator for diverse fashion talent, creativity, and entrepreneurial endeavors, bringing together both established African fashion brands and emerging labels. It offers a unique opportunity for interaction between celebrated fashion icons, style personalities, and budding designers. The event will feature insightful masterclasses, thrilling runway shows, and more than 140 fashion retailers offering their wares.
GTCO fairs are known for their vibrant atmosphere, including colorful facades, lively music, and a delightful ambiance, ensuring a multisensory and fulfilling experience for all attendees.
This year’s edition will feature masterclasses to be led by top fashion names in the world like Julee Wilson, Sergio Hudson, Jawara, Jourdan Dunn and Sir John.
Other activities also slated to thrill the attendees of this year’s fair are sales, exhibitions, streetwear and runway fashion shows by big fashion names like Ejiro Amos Tafiri, Hishan Zhang, Banke Kuku, Mazelle Studio, Loza Maleombho and others.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company PLC, Segun Agbaje, emphasised the importance of the GTCO Fashion Weekend in showcasing not only fashion items but also creative expressions that resonate with a global audience.
He highlighted how the event evolves to reflect the growth and sophistication of the fashion industry, providing opportunities for local fashion retailers to adapt to changing trends and consumer preferences.
The GTCO Fashion Weekend is a flagship platform of Guaranty Trust Bank, aimed at promoting enterprise and benefiting its growing retail and SME customer base while supporting the Indigenous Creative Industry. Guaranty Trust Bank, as a leading financial services company, operates across eleven countries in West Africa, East Africa, and the United Kingdom, making it a ‘Proudly African’ franchise known for innovative customer service and capacity-building initiatives for small businesses.
Attendance to the GTCO Fashion Weekend is free, offering a unique opportunity to explore the diverse and vibrant world of African fashion.
For more information about the event, please visit GTCO Fashion Weekend.