Official Photos From Retrospective 2018 With Ade Bakare

Ade Bakare couture held two decades and a half ‘Retrospective’, between 11th November to 16th November 2018, at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. The educational  programme aimed at secondary school pupils was also opened to the public, The ‘Retrospective’ which has been the brainchild of Ade Bakare first held  2006 in Nigeria when he celebrated 15 years. He did another in  2013 when he celebrated 20 years.

Ade Bakare’s objective for staging these exhibitions was to create the importance of studying fashion, as a degree in the university, that has the ability to sustain a person in a career for life. He said.  “In developing countries, a major focus is given to professional courses such as architecture, engineering, medicine etc, and the Arts are seen as hobbies. Nigerian universities need to create fashion departments, and award degrees, as obtainable in developed countries”.

The ‘Retrospective’ exhibition highlights his developments over the years ;from his fashion college days in Manchester ,England to selling to departmental stores across the Uk ,setting up a couture atelier in Mayfair ,,to establishing his perfume lines and starring the young designers creative competition in 2006  in Nigeria ,which had the now famous Ejiro .Amos Tafiri  submitting sketches, which were also shown Bakare believes shows like this would  help students understand that any sustainable business takes years to grow, and education, or training in any given filed is paramount Schools present at the exhibitions were: Viviane Fowler, Delightsomeland, Wahab Folawiyo School, Government College Ikoyi and Maroko ,Government College Victoria Island, Mare schools in Ketu to mention a few The students were given a tour around the exhibition, and also they watched documentaries on Ade Bakare couture.

There were questions and answers forum before refreshments for the students,supplied  by peak milk\private opening witnessed the presence of the permanent secretary of Education Lagos state Mrs Solarin , Erelu Abiola Dosumu, Mrs Kay  Ovia ,Honourable  Niyi Oyemade ,Mr Lampe Omoyele  and Mr and Mrs Njoku-Obi , who sponsored the event.Guests were treated to canapés and drinks, while they looked through the exhibition that captured the growth of Ade Bakare couture over the years, tracing the origins in London, where he started his fashion career, before having branches in Nigeria ( Lagos and Abuja ).


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