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.

 

What do you think of Deola Sagoe’s Vintage collection?

 

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  • titilayo

    Hi CocoandCreme i was loving your blog i hope it doesnt turn into another nigerian fashion blog…….x I think Deola Sagoe is amazing but please please leave these sort of news for the african fashion bloggers……Am nigeria myself but am getting fed up with all these nigerian fashion designers.

  • Jenroses

    I Am American And Nigerian And I Think That It Is Wonderful For The Americans To Recognize Nigerian Fashion Designers !

  • Brittany

    AWESOME. ORGASMIC. Thanks for posting this Cocoand Creme. I don’t care where the designers come from as long as you keep showing how talented WE are.

    <3

    • Wendy

      I agree with you Brittany! Keep it up C&C!!