By Christy Anyanwu
Several Notable former beauty queens and prominent fashionistas set the catwalk on fire with verve and glamor as they strutted glamorously to mark the 30th anniversary of elegant couture by Ade Bakare, one of Nigeria’s most internationally respected fashion designers.
The selected style icons who rocked the design included former Miss Nigeria, Helen Perst-Ajayi, Haffner, Jumoke Owoyeye, Gogo Yusuff, Aduke Gomez, Shaffy Bello, Omowunmi Dada, Towun Candido-Johnson, Funmilayo Marinho, Tundun Tejuosho, Eriye Onagoruwa and Adekemi Adewunmi.
The Tony event, at which Bakare’s designs for the Ade Bakare Couture label’s 2021 collection were presented, took place at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi.
The renowned designer explained in his brief remarks that the 30th anniversary celebrations were organized in his own way to convey to the young generation of designers the fact that it takes time to build a business, and also the notion of overnight success Making it understandable in this age of celebrity culture and instant success is a smoke screen.
In response to this request, the label organized a fashion design seminar for young and aspiring designers in Lagos in June.