The GTCO Fashion Weekend returned for a physical show this 2022 with an incredibly fine show of talent from Loza Maleombho, Romeo Hunte, Nkwo, Pepper Row, etc., this fashion season.
This year’s designers put on a brilliant show with such remarkable storytelling through their pieces. From the solemn to the inspiring, to the entertaining; the entire show took the fashion showgoers through a roller coaster of emotions.
For day two of the show on Sunday, November 14, David Tlale opened the night on a sober note drawing the fashion people into the moment as time stood still for all to take in the story and the aura of the pieces.
Pepper Row followed suit with a collection that showcased the designer’s skillful blend of vibrant and minimalist designs while exploring a range of colours, patterns and fabrics all with a modern twist. There was something for everyone.
Loza Maleombho gave us modern and sassy fashion with gold rings, buttons, cuffs, brooches and clips, and cowries hitting the runway. Detachable sleeves and pants were also part of the collection.
Ituen Basi took the fashion industry’s finest at GTCO Fashion Weekend back in time in the most beautiful way. With every look at the pieces, you could picture your typical high society events style inspiration–the skimpy 2-piece Iro and Bubas (wrappers and blouses), the dramatic late 60s African hairstyles, the platform mules and the bold makeup. With the Saxophonist playing while the models strutted the runway and a tribute to Nigeria in the Yoruba language which preceded the showcase, it was easy to transport one into the moments as intended by the designer.
Nkwo’s pieces were everything Nkwo–indigenous, creative and almost never-before-seen, especially with the chunky wooden sandals, denim patchwork and perfect accessories to complete the looks!
Rich Mnisi showcased pieces dripping in the brand’s alphabet. Words like androgynous, summer-style, fluid and fashion-forward would best describe this collection.
Huishan Zhang followed suit with a colourful palette, plaids, tulles, sheer dresses and top-down double vents on the suits.
To end the night, Romeo Hunte took the fashion week goers on an exciting street fashion show with models strutting their stuff on the runway dripping leather, fur, denim, velvet and more. From the flowing trench coats, leather pants, ankle boots, denim jackets, hoodies, boots, sunglasses, scooters, travel boxes and the perfect attitude to go, everything street fashion made it to that runway!
Lagos city came alive at that moment ending the night on a high! The fashunz gave all that it needed to give!