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Kosibah Couture Bridal and Evening Wear


News about fashion industry awards for Kosibah Creations designer wedding gowns and bridal wear

We have been honoured to receive numerous awards for our cutting edge designs, exceptional customer service and value-for-money to our clients

Feb 2012

Yemi Osunkoya - International Designer of the Year

Yemi Osunkoya was thrilled and honoured to be crowned as International Designer of the Year by magazine City People.

Yemi picked up the award at a gala dinner hosted by the magazine in March 2012.  The event was attended by family and admirers of the Kosibah label.

Jul 2010

Yemi Osunkoya honoured as one of Britain's 100+ black achievers

The exhibition, 100+ black achievers, is a photographic exhibition that illustrates the achievement of inspirational members of the black community.  Yemi, the designer behind the Kosibah label, was delighted and honoured to be one of the achievers chosen at a reception on 3rd July 2010. He joined an illustrious cohort of other black achievers whose work and lives are celebrated by the exhibition.

You can find out more about the celebration of The Black 100+ at their web site.

Feb 2010

Lukundo wins MNET Face of Africa 2010 wearing Kosibah

Congratulations to Lukundo from Zambia who took the crown at this year's MNET Face of Africa 2010 awards.  The final was held in Lagos Nigeria and Yemi Osunkoya from Kosibah was one of the designers selected to dress the contestants.  Lukundo was wearing a Kosibah evening gown as she came down the catwalk.

Oct 2008

Yemi Osunkoya named Goodwill Ambassador for Catwalk the World

Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, was honoured to be named as one of Catwalk the World's Goodwill Ambassadors.
As a first outing in his new role, Kosibah Creations staged a fashion show in support of the Edo State Women's Association Unity Day Celebrations at London's Harrington Hall Hotel on 25 Oct 2008.
Sep 2008

Yemi Osunkoya wins Fashion Diversity award

Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, is proud, honoured and humbled to receive Fashion Diversity's Honorary Award for Contributions to Fashion. The award ceremony took place at the London Museum on Saturday, 20 Sep 2008.

Jan 2008

Kosibah Creations wins National Weddings' Diamond Recognition

National Weddings has once again conferred Diamond Recognition on Kosibah Creations. The award helps readers identify companies in the wedding industry that offer exceptional quality.
Nov 2006

Yemi Osunkoya wins Award of Excellence at the Gathering of Africa's Best

Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, was greatly honoured to receive the Award of Excellence at the Gathering of Africa's Best ceremony in London, 12 Nov 2006. In accepting the award from actress Martina Laird (Casualty), Yemi dedicated the award to his mother and paid tribute to her support for his career. Yemi named Kosibah Creations in honour of his mother: Cosiba being the day name of a child born on a Sunday in the Republic of Benin. "It is a great privilege to receive this award and very humbling to be in such distinguished and illustrious company as the other recipients," said Yemi.
May 2006

Kosibah Creations real bride wins Bride of the Month

Congratulations to Karen, one of our real brides, who has won 'I do' magazine's Bride of the Month May 2006.
Aug 2005

National Weddings recognises Kosibah Creations' exception quality

National Weddings has conferred Diamond Recognition on Kosibah Creations in their Autumn 2005 edition. The award helps readers identify companies in the wedding industry that offer exceptional quality.
Apr 2005

Kosibah Creations nominated for Bridal/Couture Designer of the Year

For the third year running, Kosibah Creations has been nominated for the category of Bridal/Couture Designer of the Year at the upcoming Mahogany Bridal Awards.
Oct 2004

Yemi Osunkoya judges Young Designers Award

Kosibah Creations was part of the judging panel of the Young Designers Awards, organised by the Fashion Designers and Craftmakers Network held at the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1.
Jul 2004

Kosibah Creations sponsors and presents fashion award

Kosibah Creations was proud and privileged to sponsor and present the fashion award at the Ghanaian Professional Awards 2004, held at the New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.
Apr 2004

Kosibah Creations awarded Bridal Designer of the Year 2004

On Saturday 24th April 2004, at a gala show at the Cafe Royal, Regents Street, London WC1, Kosibah Creations was awarded Bridal Designer of the Year 2004, by Mahogany Events. This is the second time Kosibah has won this prestigious award.
Sep 2002

Kosibah Creations recognised for outstanding performance and awarded Designer of the Year 2002

Kosibah Creations won the Designer of the Year 2002 Award given by Mahogany Events for outstanding performance and commitment to the African Caribbean Wedding Industry. The awards ceremony was a lavish gala event on 28th September 2002 held at the Battersea Arts Centre. Kosibah Creations was also nominated in the Business of the Year category.
Mar 2002

Kosibah Creations wins Highly Commended Award at National Wedding Show

Kosibah Creations won the Highly Commended Award in the Designer of the Year Awards, at the National Wedding Show, Olympia, London on 3rd March 2002. Kosibah Creations had a very successful exhibition and a lot of press and media coverage.
"I can't stop looking at myself in that fabulous dress - He made me look like a goddess." Rosemary
Evening wear client
"He just knows how to mould clothes to your body ... no matter what size she is, she looks curvaceous." Sherry Dixon
Editor, Pride Magazine
"My curves were celebrated, I felt confident and beautiful. Yemi made me feel like I was his only client" Claire
Real bride
"I felt more gorgeous than I have ever felt before ... his corsetry skills are amazing: he can take inches off your waist" Jacqui
Real bride
"His professionalism and expertise keep me coming back for more. His creations are truly one of a kind" Cheryl Mayfield-Brown
Wedding co-ordinator
"I was truly impressed by the professionalism and attention to detail. The outcome was truly magnificent" Temi
Real bride
"From the moment I saw you and all of your beautiful dresses and designs I knew that I wanted you to make my dress. I truly treasured the opportunity to have a dress made especially for me, you made me feel like a princess" Chona
Real bride
"Words cannot express how thankful I am ... I looked stunning if i may say so myself ... thank you, thank you, thank you. So many people have been raving about the dress - it was a hit!" Real bride Bukky
Lagos, Dec 2009
"Thank you so much for the wonderful gown you created for me. It was fantastic that you designed something which suited me from my own choice of fabric. My dress was and still is the talk of the wedding." Mother of the bride
July 2010
"Yemi, has a peculiar way of creating the design without removing your personality from it , respects your taste but adds its very sophisticated touch. A happy bride is a Kosibah bride for sure." Mirian
Real bride
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