Ade Bakare designed a new range of ankara and adire dresses and separates for summer 2016, having being inspired by photos he saw in his family photo album, especially of his mother and her friends and how they dressed in the 1950s.
The collection is made up of Floral print dresses fitted at the upper part and flowing from the waist down. This was a direct influence from what was called the NEW LOOK created by the French couture designer Christain Dior of Paris. This look was a great hit and soon spread all over the world. Looking through the old family album photos, Ade Bakare said he could see the influence and decided to recapture this look in modern ankara for the new range.
Ade Bakare has designed beautifully cut dresses with touches of elegance consisting of silk organza neck sashes and lace panels, short blouses, knee length jackets and trousers dresses with neck frills and full skirts in this exciting new collection. Adire is also used from different parts of West Africa such as Ghana, Mali and indeed Nigeria.
The colour palate is vibrant deep oranges, sea blues, grass greens and sunflower yellows. These are some of the hues available in the range. There is also the buba wrap dress which is already selling well at his lagos boutique made with lace upper part and wrap from the bust line down, an exciting range for summer 2016.