Fashion brand Deola Sagoe now known as House of Deola debuts the first of its Komole Kandids Series and its simply stunning!
The latest collection in the Komole range is an assemblage of designs for bridal wears drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages.
Over 12 years of research and development are ingrained into the Komole range (the original collection was launched in 2012), and the result is a profoundly refreshing take on Aso-Oke and the look of the modern bride.
According to the award winning couture designer, Deola Ade Ojo of #KomoleKandids: “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”
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.
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.
Meanwhile, go through the first series below!
Ivory boned corset with diaphanous divides and Ivory “winged” skirt. Corset and skirt panelled with Komole Kandids Forest motif.
One shoulder celadon floor length dress with attached ruched ‘ipele’. Dress patterned with Komole Kandids Forest motif.
Emerald floor length dress with attached peplum belt frill.
Dress and belt frill patterned with Komole Kandids Forest motif.
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”.
Plum ribbed corset with fringe fascia and floor length skirt. Fringe fascia is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif.
Coral A-line dress with soft shoulder straps.
Dress is patterned with Komole Kandids Daisy motif.
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.
Apricot and platinum “Double wrapper” style ensemble.
Patterned with Komole Kandids Nectar motif. Double Wrapper is finished with signature Deola “cadeaux bow-back”.
Ultramarine blouson and floor length ‘Roses’ skirt. Blouson is patterned with Komole Kandids Azalea motif. Maxima X Ines
Azure cropped ‘Kimo-Buba’ and Azure pencil skirt.
Skirt is patterned with Komole Kandids Clover motif.
Models: @fewmodels @bethmodelafrica
Creative Direction & Styling: Teni Sagoe
Jewellery: Aanushkil jewellery
Bags: Vintage bags from the late Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo’s closet
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