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Ade Bakare unveils 2017 summer collection


Renowned Nigerian-London based fashion designer, Ade Bakare’s Summer 2017 Collection will be revealed at Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi, to his private clients tomorrow.

One of the highlights of this show will be an Ode To Remi Lagos, the late fashion designer, who was a great friend. In her memory Ade Bakare has designed a capsule range in black and white inspired by her love of kaftans and boubous to be modeled by some elegant and fashionable ladies such as Mosun Ogunbanjo, Kaine Amachree, Ngozi Princewill-Utchey, Tundun Tejuosho, Bukki Olatunji, Yewande Amusan, Ruth Osime and Abbey Ikomi, to mention just a few.

Total luxury and proudly Nigerian are the themes of Ade Bakare’s Couture 2017 Summer Collection, which have been inspired by the different cultures and styles of Nigeria. “Usually, I have looked further afield on the African continent for my inspirations, however, for this new collection, I’ve taken all my influences from some major cultures in Nigeria,” says Bakare.

Bakare informs that rich sumptuous brocades, silk georgettes, chiffons and silk crepes have been used to translate styles from the north, west and eastern parts of Nigeria. “Lace plays a prominent role in the collection, with the use of guipure, corded lace and beautiful delicate Chantilly to mention just a few. Long dresses for both day and evening wear, blouses with matching long skirts, buba-cut tops with palazzo trousers will all be on display. My signature silk adire blouses and their puff sleeves also feature. The collection is rich in detail.”

As part of his continuous support of emerging fashion talent in Nigeria, two up and coming designers will show their collections on the day and a rising star will also be performing some songs. The event has been supported by the luxury drinks group Moët and Hennessy and the Wheatbaker Hotel.

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