Life gives strength to passion; but passion in itself is not enough, with determination, persistency, tolerance and an undiluted decisiveness, passion becomes success and success becomes the story – Pink Ambition.
It is indeed a gift to know colours intimately and use it brilliantly, just like being able to establish one’s passion. It is also genius to be able to combine in unusaul manner colours many people never think possible to create exceptionally vibrant and fabulous designs and clothings.
Creative Fashion is without any doubt a painstakingly profession that one must developed an unequivocal passion for to be able to succeed in it.
While painting the fashion world red is every designers dream, Deola Sagoe has indeed painted the whole of Africa red with her vibrant, lively, colourful, exceptional, and unusual contemporary design to present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.
Indeeed to achieve the “painting red” is often by means of having fabulous, successful creation and by carving out a niche in the industry and having successful collection among others. This is not a day or small feat neither is it by lips service, but by hardwork, by sheer determination by understanding failure, disappointment and alway expecting a breakthrough while not relenting on the hardwork.
This fashion visionary created a unique approah to her craft and has endeared many both internationally and locally with her designs using African fabrics, hand-woven materials and traditional African techniques to present a unique vision and attitude for the modern woman.
So many words to describe the unique abilities of this woman, who had no formal training in this trade, but she has been able to establish herself as Nigeria’s most internationally renowned designers with famous fans such as Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith among others.
Surrounded by myriads of colours, fabrics and a dare to combine beautifully what ordinarily would have been a fashion faux; Deola Sagoe continues to inspire us with her special abilities and the thread of her darling designs continues to teach us great lessons about what passion can become if consistently worked at. It is indeed a great lesson for all of us to know that diffiulty is in the start, strength is in consistency and success is at the end of it all.
Weave the thread of your difficulty rigorously, and perhaps you will stitch your place in the maps. Perhaps you will. Perhaps you will create your own very map.
Salute to Deola Sagoe as she joins our list of the Sexy, Sassy and Successful females who inspire us to be what we can be.
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