Komole Kandids Series-1, the latest collection in the Komole range, for the House of Deola, presents an assemblage of designs for bridal wear drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages.
Komole Kandids Series-1, the latest collection in the Komole range by celebrated fashion virtuoso Deola Ade Ojo, for the House of Deola, presents an assemblage of designs for bridal wear drawing upon the mood and romance evoked by royalty and royal weddings through the ages.
“I imagine a Komole bride. She is independent and in charge, but still demure and gentle like the current Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton… She honors everyone that looks at her with her way and that wow Komole creation! …She is the new light in all their lives!” Deola Ade Ojo
Over 12 years of research and development are ingrained into the Komole range (the original collection was launched in 2012), the result of which is a profoundly refreshing take on Aso-Oke and the look of the modern bride.
The Komole textile form addresses the same ideological desires that led to the development of lace in Europe in centuries past. Today lace has its parallel, in many ways it’s usurper, in this House of Deola signature style of Aso-Oke fabric – a fabric at the heart of a nation’s identity and consciousness.
“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” Deola Ade Ojo
The Komole range and Komole signature motifs 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.
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The Komole Kandids collection also heralds a shift for the House of Deola family of brands, as the fashion house enters a new level of dialogue with its audience and fans through social media platforms.
As Easter’s end beckons and the accompanying wedding season begins, the House of Deola promises a second series of Komole Kandids.
Have a look at the collection below;
CREDITS – Photography: @kelechiamadiobi | Models: @fewmodels @bethmodelafrica | Hair: @ugo007makeme | Makeup: @bimpeonakoya | Shoes: @thepoloavenue | Creative Direction & Styling: Teni Sagoe | Jewellery: Aanushkil jewellery | Bags: Vintage bags from the late Elizabeth Wuraola Ojo’s closet
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