Award winning UK based Nigerian designer, Ade Bakare has been announced as headline designer for Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2016(AFWN 2016).
He has numerous achievements and his work has been admired by the French houses of Pierre Cardin, Louis Azzaro and Jean Louis Scherrer.
He set up the young creative designers competition (Y.D.C.C.) in 2006 in Lagos to encourage and promote young talents in Nigeria. It is now an annual event.
Ade Bakare is set to debut his latest cruise line collection at the African Fashion Week 2016. The word, ‘cruise’ evokes travel, luxury, style, boats, yachts and summer.
Ade Bakare has designed a capsule Cruise Line Collection for summer 2016, influenced by his constant travels between London and Lagos where he maintains his design studios and boutique respectively.
The Cruise Line has been greatly inspired by his clients on both sides of the Atlantic who desire something colourful, modern and ethnic to wear while abroad. To satisfy these demands, Ade Bakare came up with an exquisite range of vibrant jackets and dresses in neoprene textiles and adire in modern geometric and circular designs embellished with his unique signature style of wood and glass intersected with beads that sparkle.
High-necked coats with eyelets that are roped with silk adire and large balloon sleeves, capes and empire-cut jackets are teamed with straight silk adire dresses, some cut off the shoulder, whilst sleeveless shift dresses and halter neck styles are all shown in bright effervescent colours such as neon pinks, yellows, deep purple and cobalt blues.
Picture a slight commotion at the airport as a lady emerges from the crowd in a vibrant orange neoprene coat and an adire orange and yellow dress with heaps of her luggage being moved by several porters and imagine that behind her bejeweled reflective glasses lies that anonymity of reserved elegance . . . she just might be wearing the 2016 Cruise Line by Ade Bakare!
Check out some of his designs below;
Africa Fashion Week Nigeria – Date: 1st-3rd July 2016 | Venue: The Eko Hotel & Suites
AFWN 2016 Will Include 5 Catwalk Shows | 50 Designers | A Fashion Gala & Awards Night & Panel Discussions Aimed At Promoting Nigeria As A Production Hub.
FRIDAY THE 1ST OF JULY – (9AM Conference ….Positioning Nigeria As a Production Hub) – FREE ENTRY
SATURDAY THE 2ND OF JULY (EXHIBITION opens at 12 noon) – FREE ENTRY [1st SHOW @1PM – N3000 | 2nd SHOW @4PM – N3000 | 3RD SHOW @8PM – N3000)]
SUNDAY THE 3RD OF JULY [1st Show – Nigeria’s Next Top Designer Grand Finale (1 pm) – FREE ENTRY | 2nd Show – AFWN Fashion Gala Night – (6 pm) VIP TICKETS & VIP TABLES ONLY]
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