deolasagoeAfter 25 years in the fashion industry, Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe has re-launched her label for the USA with a new name, Deola.

To mark the start of the new brand, Deola showed solo for the first time ever this year at NYFW 2014 with RTW/ haute couture.

Her intimate presentation was a collaboration of wonderfully colorful-African inspired patterns, and beautifully tailored neutrals. The detailing and trimming of her garments were extremely universal, and beyond eye catching.

I can honestly say this presentation was one of my favorites during the week solely due to one of dresses that elegantly stood towards the entrance of the loft! The effortless cut, with minimalistic embellishments among a strong, bold African inspired print sold me. It was hard for me to pay attention to all the rest of her gorgeous pieces!

With an under-stated feel, Deola sure knew how to make it memorable.

Photo by Kelly Hanssens