NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA Life Style Local, international fashion entrepreneurs exchange ideas at GTCO Fashion Weekend

Local, international fashion entrepreneurs exchange ideas at GTCO Fashion Weekend

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By Taiye Olayemi
 The 6th edition of the Guaranty Trust Holding Company Fashion Weekend began in Lagos as local and international fashion entrepreneurs as well as enthusiasts turned up to exchange ideas in the global fashion world.
The programme aims to educate Nigerian fashion entrepreneurs on current fashion trend with series of fashion masterclasses.
American fashion designer, Sergio Hudson, who spoke on “Unveiling The Path To Fulfilling Dreams”, said fashion enthusiasts must deliberately create love for the industry to be able to thrive well in it.
Hudson said: “The fashion business is structured around designers, if you do not have a fashion designer, you won’t have fashion magazines and need for stylers.
“And like I always say, you need to have love for this business in order to work in it”.
Also, Beauty Editor and Writer, Julee Wilson, spoke on the topic: Black is Beyond Beautiful”.
Wilson lauded the beauty in being black, the different fashion content emanating from Africa and how improvements could come to play.
Jawara Wauchope, an international hairstylist, speaking on the topic, “Hair Sculpting”, during the third masterclass gave vivid explanation of making contemporary hair styles for events.
Earlier, Segun Agbaje, Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company, said the fashion weekend had become a hallmark event in both the local and global fashion calendar.
He said the current edition promises  to offer valuable opportunity for hundreds of local fashion enterprises to tap into new markets, and position themselves for sustained growth.
He noted that the fashion weekend would feature series of masterclasses led by esteemed experts from the fashion industry like:  Torlowei, Duaba Serwa, Bruce and Glen, Sukeina, Theophilio, Loza Maléombho and many others.
He encouraged Nigerians to visit the venue for the fashion weekend at Water Cooperation Drive, Oniru, Lagos .
“These masterclasses, made for entrepreneurs and fashion enthusiasts, will provide valuable insights into building and sustaining fashion brands in the present and future.
“The event will also maintain the highly anticipated runway show, showcasing a curated collection of bold and captivating fashion statements by Africa’s finest alongside global brands,” he said.
Some of the exhibitors at the venue expressed optimism to make huge sales. (NAN) (
Edited by Folasade Adeniran

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