KOB: One of the Designers Behind Sola Sobowale's Onscreen Looks Opens up on Inspiration, Challenges

KOB: One of the Designers Behind Sola Sobowale's Onscreen Looks Opens up on Inspiration, Challenges

The much-talked-about Nollywood blockbuster, KOB: The Return of the King, remains one of the greatest movies of the year 2021 and a lot of people contributed to this.

One of such is Abaya Lagos, one of the designers responsible for the costume which actress Sola Sobowale's character, Eniola Salami, wore in the series.

Photos of Salihat Rahaman and Sola Sobowale.
Abaya Lagos designed some of the costumes. Photo credit: Abaya Lagos, Salihat Rahaman
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In a recent interview with Tribe & Elan, Salihat Rahaman, founder and creative director of Abaya Lagos opened up about what went into creating the robes and abayas that Salami sported in the film.

In her words:

"All our pieces were very carefully made due to the delicate nature of our fabrics. The most challenging piece was the blue outfit she wore when she made an entrance to meet with First Lady Randall.

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The look had to be put together to depict a daytime “diva power look” without it looking like a costume. We also had to be careful about the volume so that it didn’t overwhelm her. Giving the outfits relatability was a challenge for us. We wanted viewers to be able to see themselves in them; as being able to be their own version of the King Woman, Eniola Salami."

Below are some of the looks:

1. This blue ensemble

2. The stunning green look

3. This vibrant indigo look

Toyin Lawani's pieces in KOB

If you're a fan of good movies and you've not yet seen KOB: The Return of the King, then it is safe to say you live under a rock.

However, while everyone is still going crazy over the entire plot of the film and how exciting it was to watch, we are yet to get past the incredible fashion icon that Sola Sobowale's character, Eniola Salami, was.

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Almost every scene saw the Mafia head rocking elegant and gorgeous pieces that were effortlessly head-turners.

Interestingly, celebrity designer, Toyin Lawani, had a hand in creating some of the costumes used in the production.

Nigerian designers who have gone international

Nigeria has produced some of the best talents in the world and she continues to do so in various fields of works.

To have a dream is one thing but to put in efforts in order to make it a reality is something not everyone has been able to do successfully.

However, there are those whose continuous efforts have earned them accolades and worldwide recognition.

Among the top internationally recognised fashion designers in the world are Nigeria's very own.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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