DEOLA SAGOE is a haute couture fashion designer and Founder of Deola. She is the leading lady of African haute couture and the first black woman to present a collection at AltaRoma, Rome’s celebrated fashion week.
Deola is a fashion visionary with a unique approach to her craft that has endeared her to fans and followers all over the world. She uses African fabrics, hand-woven materials, and by contemporizing almost-lost traditional African techniques, Deola’s designs present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.
She is a regular exhibitor at different collections at Cape Town Fashion Week, South Africa Fashion Week, ARISE, New York Fashion Week, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa and more.
Deola is a winner of the “Africa Designs” and the MNET/ Anglo Gold African designs awards and Nigerian representative at the United Nations World Food Program “Catwalk the World: Fashion for Food.”
Deola, who has famous fans such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith, has several achievements such as winning the “Africa Designs” and the MNET/ Anglo Gold African Designs 2000 awards.
She studied at the University of Miami and University of Lagos with a Masters in Finance and Management.