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Arise Africa Fashion Week: Ade Bakare



Nigerian designer, Ade Bakare’s collection diffuses from a colourful palette to a toned down white one. He features lots of designs with long sleeves and embroidery details, and in true Ade Bakare  fashion, quite a number of sweep coats.

His colourful pieces have an ethnic feel to them; with is translated with textures like velvet and interestingly patterned fabrics. The white pieces are a lot more elegant and classic. With simple cuts and ultra feminine details which play on glamourising and defining the feminine frame.

















Photo Credit: AFI


  1. AMAKA

    June 18, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    big ups to nigeria! woot woot! most of these designers in african fashion week are nigerian. most of this collection is nice.
    my favorite part is the models and the diversity among all of them.

    • mode

      October 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      please i will like to confirm if u teach people how to design and if u do please kindly state how u can be contacted

  2. piola

    June 19, 2009 at 12:02 am

    you know an ade bakare design when you see it….to me i think he is BLAH!

  3. Bola

    June 19, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I ADORE this collection. Looks like its targeted towards business-women. Its smart, yet feminine 🙂
    #10 with the huge creme bow is exquisite!

  4. reen

    June 19, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Adai, Adai. Ur models and their outfits are competing for ‘the most beautiful’. well done

  5. GamGam

    June 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    wouldnt be wearing any of these. . .

  6. Lords Host

    June 19, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    this is indeedn spledid, beautiful, colrful, grace full and elegant, he surely was creatinve and inovative with the fabric colors. this definatively is something we can all wear , not for runway purpose only. 2 thumbs way up

  7. Lords Host

    June 19, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    2 thumbs up

  8. Toyin

    June 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Not special at all. I agree with Piola. Awfully Blah!!!

  9. omar

    June 23, 2009 at 2:54 am

    i like the collection and think its a job well done,peeps who think its blah only think that bcos they cant afford him……….

  10. Bella Prest

    June 24, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    really nice i like all the outfits,is awesome.

  11. desola

    July 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    great collection, good flaunting of talent.

  12. Christian Rowcastle

    August 9, 2009 at 8:36 am

    These designs are amazing. What an incredible display of raw talent, simply awesome. I think Ade Bakare is probably one of the most prolific amd gifted designers of our generation. He has and incredible capacity to re-invent himselft in the most creative and passionate way possible. Ade Bakare is trully a legend of our time.

  13. soon to be married

    July 13, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Ade Bakare: Big name wey dey kill small dog. Nothing spectacular

  14. aspiring fashion designer

    November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    luv ur work

  15. me myself nd i

    March 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    constructive criticism abeg is allowed
    @ omar im sure u can afford it a wan bisgsss girl ni eko. if someone doesnt like something doesnt necc mean d cant afford it, so sushhh ur mouth an allow pple talk.
    ade bakare is a good designer but his run way collection fell below his usual stand up ovation collections from the past.

  16. FPR

    July 14, 2011 at 5:09 am

    ade bakare is out with the old n in with the eww…a total overhype! some of the pieces just slightly escaped the take n toss tabloid. he had better acquaint himself with age

  17. zee

    September 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    An aspiring designer myself and hope to be like u someday.u really inspire me.thumbs up to u and ur amazing talent.

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