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Komole: Nigeria’s Regal Gift to the World



With the benefit of over 15 years of R&D in fashion, 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’ is the latest expression of the Komole range; a selection of designs for bridal and occasion wear. They draw upon the mood and myths evoked through the ages by royalty, African royalty.

Bijoux’ the jewel, which is so well adapted to a woman’s adornment, is a combination of the riches of nature and art. It is concentrated brilliancy, the quintessence of light”Charles Blancs

With unerring attention to detail, the rich hues of the 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, speaking to ethereal grandeur.

“If I had my way, I’d wear jewellery, a great pair of heels and nothing else” – Jada Pinkett Smith

Adorned in Komole’s ‘Teintes de Bijoux’, the feminine form instantly embodies a jewel – natural, rare, of great value and irresistible. 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

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  1. Damilola

    April 3, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Love love love Deola Sagoe, She makes classy, elegant pieces! To me,her clothes are haute couture. But why d white models na, we have plenty girls that would show these clothes with the grace they were made with. Sad!

    • Bola

      April 3, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      There’s nothing wrong with white models. However, I get your point. Nigerian or African models would’ve brought out the beauty of the clothes, seeing as this is modern iro and buba and Nigerian women and African women in general have the bodies to showcase the beauty of the clothes; especially from this collection.
      That being said, in a much as I love Deola Sagoe as a person and designer. Her buba is something I particularly wouldn’t wear for my traditional wedding as it has now become a uniform for most brides; everyone looks the same these days (brides).

    • st cathy

      April 3, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      On the contrary, I love her use of multi racial models. It sends the message that our Iro and Buba can look beautiful on anyone. They wore it well.

  2. Confuzzled

    April 3, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    This looks a mess to be honest. Especially the last picture. What am I supposed to be looking at there? Completely random.

  3. Anonymous

    April 3, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Is this a jewellery line? Confused because the focus in the pictures represents something else. I love your work Ma, but I just can’t see it being showcase in this photo shoot. Nice castle by the way.

  4. godwin

    April 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    i was hoping this was some random Deola but alas it is the Deola Sagoe. Lately she has been doing fantastic but this didn’t do her brand or reputation any favours.
    Everything in these images overwhelmed her garments thereby rendering it utterly impossible to even view the clothes for a nano second.The quality of photography didn’t help matters any single bit.

  5. Olori

    April 3, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    I agree. This really looks rushed and not thought out. I can’t believe Deola would publish this/ send it out. Also we have being seeing Komole for like three years now. Or more? Can we get something new? I personally don’t care for new variations or “expressions” as they have called it. And I swear I was thinking yesterday about how long it’s been since I last saw a new Deola collection. And this is what I came to? Deola is bae but this editorial/lookbook/whatever this is, is one hot mess! Who directed and styled it lol.

  6. Lilo

    April 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    If iya basira designs in Magodo made these clown gears, would we be sooooo swooned? Mschewww overrated komole. Shout out to her brand tho

  7. B

    April 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    I guess Nigerian models would have been too mainstream….

  8. Confuzzled

    April 3, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    If you’re going to change the post so its completely different from what it was initially, then you should delete the comments as well. In fact delete the whole thing and repost afresh. Don’t make the commentariat look crazy by leaving old comments attached to a completely different post. Very tacky BN.

    • Olori

      April 4, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Very tacky. And unethical. I came back here to show someone what Deola released. And it’s all gone. But our comments are still there for the original post. If it is to delete comments that call out the thieving political elite and their children they will delete in zero seconds. But at least now they know they released sub-par work. BN is really getting more annoying as the days go by.

    • Susan

      April 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      BN is terrible now. It’s so sad. Perhaps when someone come up from no where doing what they’re doing, and doing it even better; perhaps that’s when they’ll wake up. It’ll be too late then though. People don’t even visit as much as before or bother leaving comments. You’ll see several posts with zero comments.

  9. Kika

    April 4, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    Nigerians can just be so bad bele-ish ahn ahn! Calling your friends to ‘come and see what Deola released?’ and now you’re mad when the corrected version has been released? What is your motive? to celebrate African talent or to put it down? This is a pioneer in our industry who has done us proud by putting Nigeria on the GLOBAL Fashion Scene for the last 20 or so years! No one is saying you have to love what she does, but your criticism can only have one of two objectives, to put someone or something down or to help them improve. What is your motive? If someone else was putting down your hard work you wouldn’t take it so lightly. Me I sha love what she’s done. When you go abroad and you see some collections where foreign designers use all Asian or all black models for their photoshoots, you won’t complain. But when Deola uses a mix of models to show diversity you’re mad. If you people want to see Mama Funke in her Aso-Oke, there are many places in Nigeria you can go to find that. This is different and a breath of fresh air, why aren’t you happy that our heritage is being worn by foreigners?? is that not the whole point of progression? Her clients are both Nigerian and International, so there is no reason why she should be stuck in the past and refusing to diversify when the rest of the world has. It’s called globalisation people, look it up. xxx

    • godwin

      April 4, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      The problem with us in Nigeria is that we refuse to take corrections. The major issue here is that Deola got it absolutely wrong on all fronts on this occasion. Anything that could go wrong went absolutely wrong so I`m quite stunned that you are going off on someone for simply stating that which is obvious.Deola has huge resources available to her and should never under any conceivable circumstance be caught making such amateurish blunder. She needs to take the criticism in the chin,move on and ensure our eyes are never insulted by such images ever again. By keeping it real here,we are building her up rather than tearing her down.You are the one tearing her down by your ass licking

    • Laila

      April 5, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      Welcome Deola. Because we know this is you

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