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Trends From GTBank Fashion Weekend

At the 2017 GTBank Fashion Weekend, which was held on the 11th and 12th of November at Water Corporation Road, Lagos, we got to see some of the biggest designers from across the world showcase their vibrant and electrifying designs on the runway. This season’s collections were buzzing with a fresh take on some of our favourite style trends.

Shine bright

Sparkly things were a constant on both days of the event. We saw shiny leather jackets embellished to the last inch and even a dress that glowed in the dark. That’s some extra shine to complement your glowing skin.

LaQuan Smith

Art meets Fashion

Models walked in designs that made one imagine Picasso painting away on finished outfits, from the Egyptian face on a dress by Weiz Dhurm Franklyn to other graphic designs.

Weizdhurm Franklyn

Pretty patterns

Designers offered a cacophony of prints and patterns, keeping things lively for next season. Florals were bolder and more daring than ever. Plaid also emerged as one standout print of the season for everyone.

LaQuan Smith


The shimmying continues as fringe seems to be going nowhere. Now, it’s even more playful and over-the-top than ever.

Julien MacDonald

Paint the town black

Black is the new black. Other colours like orange and khaki trying to upstage black can take a seat because it is now a must-have colour. From leather jackets to flashy metallics on oversized sweaters, black has proven to be the IT-colour for next season.

LaQuan Smith


Bra tops and high slits

We saw bra tops, a cross between a crop top and a bra, making a huge statement at the catwalks. Designers like LaQuan Smith put a number of models in this look on the runway. And it’s time to prep your lovely legs for high, high slits.

LaQuan Smith

Long, long sleeves

Long sleeves looked so stylish on the runway. Now, there’s no need to feel weird if the sleeves go well past your wrists. It’s in vogue!

Ladunni Lambo

Bold pieces and cuts

Our designers have shown that they are not afraid to take risks, playing with unique cuts and pieced-together constructions.

Weizdhurm Franklyn

Weizdhurm Franklyn

Sheer overlays

We saw styles with sheer overlays, even for the guys, providing a nonchalant sense of cool.

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