By Dipo Olowookere
Organisers are making efforts to ensure that the 2018 edition of the GTBank Fashion Weekend is very successful.
Also, invited experts expected at the event, which takes place in Lagos on November 10 and 11 are gearing up for fashion weekend.
For example, Jay Manuel, a beauty entrepreneur, who has been invited by the organisers, has promised to bring energy and dynamism to the GTBank Fashion Weekend.
Jay is well recognized for the energy and dynamism he brings in the fashion media space as a host, creative director and executive producer on some of the decade’s hottest television shows.
His roles in television include Host of The Style Networks’ makeover series, “Style Her Famous” and as the inspired Creative Director/Judge on the CW Network reality series “America’s Next Top Model”.
He has also hosted “Style Rocks the Red Carpet” for New York Fashion Week and been co-host of “Fashion Police” and has covered the glamorous red-carpet world of celebrity fashion and beauty at the Emmys, The SAG Awards, the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the Oscars.
In 2015, Jay launched Jay Manuel Beauty, a prestige line of cosmetics based on a new Filter Finish collection technology.
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, Jay will hold a masterclass at the event from 3:45pm – 4:45pm at Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
He will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to speak on Discover You – In a world of social media and noise.
Another expert to take a masterclass is a fashion innovator, legendary designer and style pioneer known as Dapper Dan.
With his eponymous store on 125th street, Dapper Dan pioneered street wear in the early 1980s, co-opting luxury branding to design original garments with high-end detail.
A leading driver of the 80s chic style, Dapper Dan began making clothes in Harlem, during which he was known for giving rap its signature music style, styling everyone from Big Daddy Kane to Mike Tyson.
He then went on to outfit entertainers and other celebrities including Eric B & Rakim, LL Cool J, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Aaliyah, P.Diddy, Floyd Mayweather and many more.
In 2017 Gucci partnered with Dapper Dan to reopen his atelier as well as release a Gucci-Dapper Dan collaboration exploring the design synergies between the designer and Gucci’s creative director.
Dapper Dan has been featured on platforms including The New York Times, Elle, Vogue W Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, CNN and Netflix. His works have been on display at The Smithsonian, The Museum at FIT, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art.
He will take a masterclass on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm at Plot 1, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Dapper Dan will be at the GTBank Fashion Weekend to share his insights on Making A Fashion Statement.
Intending participants can register for the GTBank Fashion Weekend masterclass HERE.
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