DEOLA SAGOE’S KOMOLE KANDIDS

You’ve seen a couple of these pictures on our African page on instagram (@dsf_africa), but here’s the entire look-book. I love how her designs represent the strong yet feminine woman.

Press Release:

Komole Kandids Series-1, the latest collection in the Komole range by celebrated fashion virtuoso Deola Ade Ojo, for the House of Deola, presents an assemblage of designs for bridal wear drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages.
           
“I imagine a Komole bride. She is independent and in charge, but still demure and gentle like the current Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton… She honours everyone that looks at her with her way and that wow Komole creation! …She is the new light in all their lives!”  
Deola Ade Ojo
Over 12 years of research and development are ingrained into the Komole range (the original collection was launched in 2012), the result of which is a profoundly refreshing take on Aso-Oke and the look of the modern bride.
The Komole textile form addresses the same ideological desires that led to the development of lace in Europe in centuries past. Today lace has its parallel, in many ways it’s usurper, in this House of Deola signature style of Aso-Oke fabric – a fabric at the heart of a nation’s identity and consciousness.
“There is no need anymore to have Aso-Oke and a Lace outfit as two answers to an occasion’s fashion demands… we have combined both into one and by so doing transcended, making the new creation even better than the sum of it’s parts. The new fabric motifs and the fashions that we have formed them into elevate the wearer to princess level, while still keeping her culturally grounded – I believe that this is what true class and elegance is about, shining in the form of a glow rather than a tinselly shine”
Deola Ade Ojo
The Komole range and Komole signature motifs have taken “occasion outfits” to a new fashion apex with unparalleled painstaking craftsmanship and attention to detail.
The colour palette is a continuum from pastels to jewel tones, with iridescent sheen arising from silk ‘shot-through’ Aso-Oke weaves. Silhouettes flatter into a demure hourglass shape with floor length dresses that stagger the onlooker.
The Komole Kandids collection also heralds a shift for the House of Deola family of brands, as the fashion house enters a new level of dialogue with its audience and fans through social media platforms.

As Easter’s end beckons and the accompanying wedding season begins, the House of Deola promises a second series of Komole Kandids to be launched on the 6th of March.
 

LIYA DRESS
Ivory boned corset with diaphanous divides and Ivory “winged” skirt.
Corset and skirt panelled with Komole Kandids Forest motif.

 

   
LIYA DRESS
LIYA DRESS

IMANI DRESS
One shoulder celadon floor length dress with attached ruched ‘ipele’.
 

 

Dress patterned with Komole Kandids Forest motif.
IMANI DRESS
ADEOLA DRESS

Ivory and Brass gilded Iro and Buba.
Iro and Buba patterned with Komole Kandids Forest on Classic motif.
Gele edged with Komole Kandids Forest motif.

Iro and Buba is finished with signature Deola “cadeaux bow-back”.

ADEOLA DRESS
SALMA DRESS

Emerald floor length dress with attached peplum belt frill.

Dress and belt frill patterned with Komole Kandids Forest motif.    

SALMA DRESS
SALMA DRESS
ALEXANDRA DRESS

Plum ribbed corset with fringe fascia and floor length skirt.

Fringe fascia is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif.

ALEXANDRA DRESS
ALEXANDRA DRESS
MAXIMA & INES DRESS

Azure cropped ‘Kimo-Buba’ and Azure pencil skirt.

Skirt is patterned with Komole Kandids Clover motif.

MAXIMA & INES DRESS
ELEANOR DRESS

Coral A-line dress with soft shoulder straps.

Dress is patterned with Komole Kandids Daisy motif.

ELEANOR DRESS
ELIZABETH DRESS

Cherry blossom pink floor length dress with fringe fascia cape.

Fringe fascia cape is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif, and skirt is panelled with Komole Kandids Azalea motif.

ELIZABETH DRESS
MENA DRESS

Apricot and platinum gilded Iro and Buba, “Double wrapper”.
Iro and Buba patterned with Komole Kandids Nectar motif.

Iro and Buba is finished with signature Deola “cadeaux bow-back”.

MENA DRESS
ANASTASIA DRESS

Ultramarine blouson and floor length ‘Roses’ skirt.

Blouson is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif.

ANASTASIA DRESS
 
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