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The 2nd Young Designer’s Creative Competition / Award will be held on the 7 March 2009 at the new Federal Palace Hotel,Victoria Island with the first Lady of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Fashola as the Special guest of honour. She also attended the inaugural edition.
The YDCC started in 2006 and was first held in May at the Civic Centre in the presence of the former first Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu.

It was Founded by Ade Bakare due to constant demand by young designers who wanted to work with him. He also opened a shop in Victoria Island in 2005 to cope with his clients orders, though still based in London, England. The YDCC is a way for him to bring his expertise to the Nigerian fashion industry and also to empower new talent.

Bakare lectures on fashion in England where he trained. He is also involved in fashion workshops and trade fairs
The 1st event was very successful and attracted almost 500 entries from all over Nigeria. Ten finalists were selected and then showcased their clothes at the event. They were also given cash prices and received lots of publicity in the media.
The event was attended by a lot of high profile people such as Mrs Opral Benson, Mrs Folorunsho Alakija, Mrs Kay Ovia, Grace Egbagbe, Mrs Teju Phillips, Mr Dele Momodu, Mrs Tosin Bakare, Senator Ita Giwa, Mr Bisi Olatilo, Biola Okoya and Mr Akin Ariyo.
The panels of judges included Mrs. Helen Ajayi of my style solutions,Funmi Iyanda,a leading media personality, Remi Osholake popularly known for her clothing line,REMI LAGOS, Ruth Osime the Style Editor of This Day Newspaper group, Mudi,another designer of note,Yahaya, Abubakar Tafawa-balewa,a publisher. Others are Mrs. Aima Lijadu, Mr Taofik Okoya, Mr Bobby Eke and Binta Sukai.
The compere was Mrs. Yemisi Kuti.This year; the prices are a bit higher with the winner also granted a 2 month placement at Ade Bakare Couture.
The 10 finalists will be given cash prizes to make up their designs and the designs will be shown on the day of the show in front of an esteemed audience.

1 comment:

  1. Ade is a great Nigerian designer he was born on 24th June 1966 and will be 45 next year. He graduated from Unilag in 1987 and has been a great inspiration to my five children. Well done my brother!


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