Though Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe has been a mainstay on the fashion scene since 1998, she flew under the radar for many until 2006 when she was chosen as the main designer for the Catwalk the World- Fashion for Food kickoff in Nigeria.
Since then, she has become a world-renowned fashion designer lauded for her imaginative use of fabrics, feminine flourishes and bold color.
Her sophisticated yet decidedly avante garde designs have caught the attention of CNN, who invited her to speak on the evolution of African fashion and Arise Magazine, who tapped Ms. Sagoe to present at their inaugural Fashion Week presentation.
Anika Noni Rose modeled a resplendent ruffled gown by Ms. Sagoe at the BET Honors Award Show. Her more casual, wearable Spring/Summer 2011 collection, entitled Vintage, was splashed on the December cover of ARISE Magazine.
The Deola Sagoe Vintage Collection is earmarked for the contemporary woman with an affinity for tradition. She masters a demure feminine silhouette with A-line shapes and revealing yet sophisticated necklines.
Then, Sagoe modernizes the look with elegant details like flared shoulders, exaggerated hips and tasteful ruffles that distinguish her pieces and give them a unique, youthful energy.
— Channing Hargrove
See images from Deola Sagoe Spring/Summer 2011 line “Vintage” below.
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