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Friday, 3 August 2007

Fashion designer - Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations

You all remember this picture I used for my Style Night poster? Well, the dress I rocked in that picture was made by Nigerian born, London-based designer, Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations. He was part of the Celtel/Frank Osodi Red, Bold and Jazzy fashion show 2005, in Lagos, Nigeria.

There are two designers (Adebayo Jones and Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah) that have blown me away with their designs. I stopped what I was supposed to be doing and stared at clothes...beautiful creations.

I went through my archive and realised I have pictures of some of his clothes from that show...see his clothes and be blown away....

I present to you Kosibah Creations...

And here is the talented designer...Yemi Osunkoya.

A few things you need to know about him...

Yemi Osunkoya is the award winning designer behind the Kosibah Creations label.
Yemi established the Kosibah Creations label in London in 1991 and named the company in honour of his mother. The name Cosiba comes from the Republic of Benin and is the day name of a female child born on a Sunday.

Among the awards that Kosibah Creations and Yemi have won are:
Diamond Recognition from National Weddings UK, Sep 2005
Bridal Designer of the Year, 2002 and 2004, Mahogany Bridal Awards
Highly Commended, National Wedding Show, March 2002
GAB (Gathering of Africa’s best) Award, Through Fashion 2006

Celebrated clients include Louise Rose, leading actress of Universal film Life & Lyrics, Alesha Harvey, Sheila Ferguson formerly of the Three Degrees, Hollywood actress Indra Ové, Miss World Agbani Darego, and singer Stephanie Benson.

Kosibah Creations specialise in contemporary and elegant couture bridal, evening and formal daywear using luxurious fabrics and sumptuous embellishments. Yemi’s signature use of corsetry and boned bodices cleverly recreates the classical and elegant hourglass figure, producing gowns that curve, shape and flatter the wearer. All gowns are made to measure and made to order.

Kosibah Creations gowns have recently been shown at:
Kulture2Couture, Nov 2005, a celebration of leading UK-based black designers, sponsored by the Mayor of London’s office,
Best of Nigeria Expo, Oct 2005,
Hurricane Ivan Grand Fundraising Ball and Awards Ceremony, organised by the Grenada High Commission, Oct 2005,
Red, Bold and Jazzy Show, held at the Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria, July 2005
Harvard Business School, Boston MA USA in February 2006
Kanu Heart Foundation Charity Show. September 2006
Kulture2Couture, Nov 2006 at the V&A Museum

Kosibah Creations is located at Studio 7, 44 St Paul’s Crescent, London NW1 9TN. Tel - +44 (0) 207 424 8832. Visits to the studio are by appointment only. For more information, visit

Is this guy a genius or a genius? I love his originality and the fact that his clothes are made to emphasise a woman's curves...what do you love about his designs?


Anonymous said...

This clothes are superb, unfortunately I don't live in the UK, it would be so nice to have a dress like the one in picture four.Breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, really wow! Especially the last five dresses.How come I never heard of such a talented guy.Nice post Linda

Anonymous said...

I love dress 2, 5, 7, 12 and 13. Wooooooooooow! Gorgeousness

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Toni Payne said...

i love his designs, figure flattering, lord knows some of us need it. lol

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Fashion said...

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Thanks for sharing...

Anonymous said...

I just discovered heaven...Please tell me is Yemi Osunkoya married?

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