Ade Bakare Couture was established in 1991. His clients were boutiques situated in various parts of England, Scotland and the Channel Islands such as Chic of Hampstead, Adele Davis of Bond Street and Lucienne Phillips of Knightsbridge and Amersham.
Ade became involved in another aspect of the fashion Industry when he created the perfume, “Breeze”, in 1998. This scent was inspired by his childhood days spent along the breezy West African coast of Lagos, Nigeria. He followed up the perfume with the introduction of Bakare Breeze a moderately-priced diffusion line which offers a collection of bridal dresses to cater for the design-conscious bride, award-winning signature jersey dresses teamed with ethnic textile adire as well as a series of kaftans, boubous and bubas and iros in silk and chiffon.
Ade Bakare’s designs have been described as classic with a touch of modernity using fabrics such as wool, silk, lace and crèpes but he is currently celebrated for his gazar and organza sweep coats which are both ultra-feminine and luxurious.
This summer, Ade launches his exquisite “Masai” collection. Inspired by the Masai tribe of east Africa, this collection of sizzling summer delight captures east African beauty in all of its splendour.
Some key influences are the beautiful jackets cut with high necks and delicately beaded in various colours, silk dresses cut at the waist to flow at the heels in orange, purple and fuchsia hues and much more.