Talents from the Diaspora: 5 African Fashion Professionals Blazing a Trail

DeolaSagoe

Deola Sagoe


Couture designer Deola Sagoe is known for her lively and colorful designs. The award-winning designer has an affluent fan base with celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and Lydia Hearst. Her Nigerian background has been a major influence in her collections which include hand-woven designs and traditional African elements. Her designs have masculine touches, yet she remains feminine in her aesthetic. Sagoe’s three daughters are following in their mother's footsteps with their own label “Clan,” debuting "The Rampage" collection in 2011.


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Deola Sagoe

Couture designer Deola Sagoe is known for her lively and colorful designs. The award-winning…