London-based Nigerian designer Ade Bakare is one designer that we always look out for. Collection after collection has placed the designer at the top of our list of FAB designers. He wows us again with his latest collection for 2014 Spring/Summer season.
The collection titled “Adire Meets Modernity” is based on the Nigerian tie & dye adire textile. The designer states that it became a source of inspiration for his collection as a result of his journeys to Nigeria. Ade said, “I became interested in this rare textile and was intrigued the way it was made, However I felt it could be made in more luxurious fabrics which would endear it to more people and international appeal”.
The new collection is more structured, retaining the elements of the adire with a touch of evening glamour. Featuring puff sleeves, embellished blouses sparked with crystals, sashes, flounces and bows in silks such as gazar and organza, the collection is suited for the most elegant and sophisticated women.