The Komole range and Komole signature motifs by Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe 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. “Komole” has undeniably given “Aso Oke” an invaluable face-lift and identity worldwide and is original from conceptualization to crafting to final creation. This unique fabric is one that deeply imbibes our African culture and can really be said to be indigenous to the people of Nigeria and by extension Africa. The Komole is an assemblage of designs for bridal and occasional wear drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages. Komole – which means to dance- is occasion wear.
The Komole assemblage has over 20 years of research and development put into it to achieve this impressive and deep bridal wears for the beautiful African woman. The design combines Aso-oke and lace and in the words of the creator of this beautiful piece, Deola Ade Ojo,“It is not just a parallel to the European lace but a usurper… making the new design even better than the sum of its parts. 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 its parts. The new fabric motifs and the fashions that we have formed them into elevating the wearer to royalty 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 House of Deola presents further evidence of its unparalleled creativity and craftsmanship, in Teintes de Bijoux. Every bride can be a princess! Every family, royalty! Teintes de Bijoux 2018 Collection, adopting laser cut techniques, re-imagines Nigeria’s top drawer traditional woven cloth, ‘Aso-Oke’, with the House of Deola’s distinct motifs. Woven from tonal yarns to mimic jewel hues, these masterpieces are discreet yet replete with grace.
The collection exudes an elegance that reaffirms Africa’s natural grace. No two Komole pieces are the same; every piece is made with its own elegantly crafted motif. With colours such as Smint, Rude Amber, Blushed Bronze, Cosmic Copper and Dangerous Ruby, the iridescent jewel tones of the ‘Teintes de Bijoux’ will speak to you and speak of you! Watch the campaign film here and let us know your thoughts.
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