Kosibah one of the headline designers at WedExpo Lagos
Yemi Osunkoya and the team from Kosibah were delighted to participate at WedExpo Lagos 2012. This was Nigeria's biggest wedding exhibition and we were on hand to take consultations from future brides and those who appreciate the finer arts of couture wedding dresses. The exhibition was extensively covered in the blogosphere and traditional media. The Sunday culminated in a catwalk show of the designs from Bienvenue 20.
Kosibah exhibits at Brides of Culture 2012
The team from Kosibah was on hand to take consultations from brides-to-be at the Brides of Culture event at London's Crowne Plaza Hotel Docklands. It was a busy show and we'd like to say a big "thank you" to everyone who took the time to stop by our stand or even to have a fabulous couture designer wedding dress sketched out by Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the label.
There's a really good write-up about the event on Kevin Obosi's Photography blog (and even better pictures).
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.
Yemi Osunkoya delivers some of the inspiration at Inspire 101
Organised by fabulous wedding and event planners, Cedar Events, the Inspire 101 event brought together luminaries from the wedding industry with those looking to break into the business. Yemi was among the people who were sharing their experience and learnings over the years at London's luxurious Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel.
You can see pictures from the whole event on the photoblog.
Kosibah at Fashion Business Angola
Yemi and the team from Kosibah were honoured to be taking part in Fashion Business Angola. The event united designers from around the world in a three day extravaganza. Kosibah will showed items from the Bienvenue 20 collection.
More details are available from the Fashion Business Angola site.
Kosibah at Twenty
Kosibah celebrated 20 years in business on 1st September 2011 at 116 Pall Mall. Over two hundred guests attended the champagne and canapés reception and were party to the launch of the twentieth anniversary bridal collection Bienvenue 20. A charity raffle on the night raised £670 for the Alzheimer's Society.
Say your VOWS at 51 Buckingham Gate
As wedding fever takes hold of London this spring in anticipation of the royal wedding, 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences – just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace – will open its gates to the first ever wedding show in the hotel’s history.
Kosibah is one of preferred suppliers for 51 Buckingham Gate and will be staging a fashion show of designer wedding dresses at the event.
More details are available from the press release.
The Vivaciously Opulent Wedding Show will take place at 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences St James on June 2, 2011, from 6.30pm – 9pm. Attendance is complimentary however reservations are a must — please visit 020 7769 7766 / http://www.51-buckinghamgate.com/ for more information.
Kosibah adds Flare to Oaken Special Event
Kosibah was the guest bridal designer at the Flare 2011 show organised by Oaken Events at Eko Hotels, Lagos. The show took place over three days (6-8 April 2011) and culminated in a fashion show given by Kosibah of our evening and bridal wear. Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the label, was there to give tips and advice and take consultations with brides-to-be. Preston Bailey, celebrity event designer from the US, is the special guest of honour.
Please see the Oaken Events web site for more information about this not-to-be-missed event.
We have also loaded Yemi's introductory remarks before the fashion show.
You can also see fabulous bridal and evening wear photos from the fashion show by the brilliant Damilola Elliott (Damell Photography)
Kosibah To Showcase At The Luxury Wedding Show, The Grove
Couture bridalwear label Kosibah will be exhibiting and featuring 6 gowns on the catwalk at the Luxury Wedding Show, The Grove, Hertfordshire, Chandler’s Cross, Hertfordshire, WD3 4TG, ON Sunday 27th February 2011. Doors open at 11:00am until 4:30pm with Fashion Shows at 12:30 and 2:30pm.
The designer behind the label, Yemi Osunkoya, will be on hand at the Kosibah stand to speak to visitors and journalists about his bespoke bridal service and figure enhancing gowns. Kosibah will show a mixture of bridal and eveningwear on the Catwalk, and visitors to the stand will be able to view the designs and sketches on 3 iPads as well as get a chance for Yemi to sketch ideas for their dream gown.
“I love the boutique and intimate atmosphere of the Luxury Wedding Shows” Yemi says, “It gives vendors a real chance of engaging with visitors to their stands on a more personal and relaxed level”
About Kosibah: Kosibah’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. Alesha Dixon, British singer and Judge on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing and Charlotte, daughter of Lord and Lady Boateng are amongst brides that have worn a Kosibah bridal gown. All gowns are bespoke and visits to the Kosibah studio are by appointment only.
Kosibah at the National Wedding Show
Kosibah will once again be at the National Wedding Show in Earls Court this year. You can find us at Stand D79 where we will be delighted to discuss your requirements for wedding gowns, mother of the bride and bridesmaids dresses.
Kosibah on the catwalk at Africa Fashion Week New York
Yemi Osunkoya and Kosibah will be showing at Africa Fashion Week New York on Friday 16th July at 6pm at the Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad St, New York, NY 10004. Kosibah will be opening the show that evening with a catwalk display of day, evening and bridal wear. We hope to see you there.
For ticket information and list of other designers etc, please visit the Africa Fashion Week Ney Work website
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.
Kosibah Creations at St Andrews University
Kosibah Creations gowns, worn by students from St Andrews University, were on the catwalk as the finale of Refet Afrique's charity fashion show at St Andrews' famous Old Course Hotel on 20 Mar 2009. The gala event was a joint effort with Catwalk The World in support of the World Food Programme. Yemi Osunkoya was there in his role as goodwill ambassador for the charity. The fashion show was very well received and featured fabulous creations from two other London-based designers who are also goodwill ambassadors for Catwalk The World: Nkwo and Samantha Cole.
Kosibah Creations at Screen Nation Awards in support of Catwalk the World
As part of Yemi Osunkoya's continuing role as Goodwill Ambassador for Catwalk the World, Kosibah Creations staged a fashion show at the Screen Nation Awards ("the black Oscars") on 7th Feb 2008 at London's BAFTA. Kosibah Creations dressed Ms Josie d'Arby, the host of the show. You can see pictures of Ms d'Arby wearing the dress on Flickr.
Kosibah Creations at Asiana Bridal Show
Kosibah Creations took part in the Asiana Bridal Show 2009 on Sunday, 25th January at London's Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1. The show was very well attended and we were delighted to talk to a number of potential and former clients.
Kosibah Creations at Glasgow Fashion Week
Kosibah Creations is staged a fashion show as part of Glasgow Fashion Week at Arta Restaurant on Thursday, 20th Nov 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.
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.
Kosibah Creations showing at Boston Fashion Week - Fashion Expose 19 Sep 2008
Kosibah Creations was invited to show as the International Designer
at Fashion Expose 2008
. The final chapter of Boston Fashion Week is designed to provide a platform to maximise industry exposure for local and talented designers in the Boston area.
The one day extravaganza, held on Friday 19th September, served as a platform for national and international designers and received significant press coverage.
For more information, visit the web site at http://www.bostonfashionexpose.com
Kosibah Creations at the National Wedding Show 2008
Kosibah Creations showcased bridal gowns on the catwalk and exhibited at stand C89 in the Designer Area at the National Wedding Show
, Earls Court, London 27th-29th Sep 2008. Visit the web site for more information about the show.
Kosibah Creations exhibiting at Sposa Wedding Show, Alexandra Palace, 14 Sep 2008
Kosibah Creations bridal gowns graced the runway at the Sposa Wedding Exhibition
at Alexandra Palace London, N22 on Sunday 14th Sep 2008. We also had a stand at the exhibition and were delighted with the reception our designs received.
The show was hosted and organised by Devise Design
A Kosibah Creations designer wedding dress is also featured on the cover
of the September edition of Sposa Magazine, timed to coincide with the show.
Kosibah Creations supports ActionAid with catwalk show at London's swanky nightclub Crystal
Kosibah Creations was delighted to help support the work of international charity ActionAid by staging a catwalk show of our couture evening wear at London's swanky nightclub Crystal on Tuesday, 13 Aug 2008
Kosibah Creations on the catwalk for Positive Runway
Kosibah Creations joined other fashion designers in the fight against HIV/AIDS by staging a fashion show in support of Positive Runway
at London's fabulous venue, The Troxy, on 17 May 2008. The event was stylishly covered by Sinem Bilen Onabanjo in the online magazine BHF
- read the article online
Kosibah Creations the featured wedding dress designer at Chicago's Bronzeville Bridal Show
Kosibah Creations was delighted to be the featured designer at the Bronzeville Bridal Show
which took place at Chicago's Parkway Ballroom on Sunday, 27 Apr 2008. For more details see the BridesNoir site
. The event was sponsored by and featured on NBC5's The Buzz
and LeeAnn Trotter interviewed Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, for the programme. The feature aired on Monday, 28 Apr 2008.
Kosibah Creations sparkles and wows
Kosibah Creations took part in An Afternoon of Wedding Inspiration
during the Sparkle & Wow Event
at the West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood on Sunday 24 Feb 2008.
Yemi O range of affordable couture unveiled at Kulture2Couture 2007 at London's Victoria & Albert Museum
Kosibah Creations was delighted to unveil its new line of affordable couture under the label Yemi O by Kosibah at Kulture2Couture 2007 at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on Fri-Sun 16/17/18 Nov 2007. The three day event was sponsored by the London Mayor's office. Over 2000 people attended the sell-out event.
Ms Leah Charles wears Kosibah Creations to present Sky broadcast of Screen Nation Awards
We should like to extend our congratulations to all winners at, and the organisers of the Screen Nation Awards, this year held at the London Hilton Metropole on 15 Oct 2007. Kosibah Creations was in attendance to dress Ms Leah Charles, the Sky broadcast presenter for the event.
Kosibah Creations at London's Best of Nigeria Expo
Kosibah Creations was pleased to stage a fashion show of evening and bridal wear at the Best of Nigeria Expo at the Excel Centre, London 19- 20th Oct 2007. The show was broadcast live on Ben TV.
Kosibah Creations honoured to dress Ms Dawn Butler MP at BIBA Awards
We are pleased to announce that we are dressing Ms Dawn Butler MP for her appearance at the 12th annual BIBA Awards of the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners.
Kosibah Creations so beautiful designs
Visitors to the So Beautiful Health and Beauty Show at London's Excel centre this weekend, Sat/Sun 27-28 Oct 2007 can find us at stand B26.
We will also be taking part in the So Bridal fashion show (Sat 15.50-16.20 and Sun 14.50– 15.20).
Kosibah Creations at So Beautiful Health and Beauty and So Bridal Fashion Show
Our grateful thanks to the many visitors to the So Beautiful Health and Beauty Show at London's Excel centre Sat/Sun 27-28 Oct 2007 who called in at our stand.
We also took part in the So Bridal fashion show during the event.
Kosibah Creations helps to launch OnDBox
Kosibah Creations were pleased to help launch OnDBox by staging a fashion show as part of the gala launch party at the Crown Plaza Hotel in London's Docklands on 14 Apr 2007.
Kosibah Creations at Mahogany Bridal Show
Kosibah Creations exhibited gowns from the 2007 collection during the fashion show at the Mahogany Bridal Show on 25 March 2007 at London's Barbican Exhibition Centre. Many thanks to the hundreds of people who stopped by our exhibition stand at the show.
Kosibah Creations supports HIV/AIDS awareness work through AfricaJamFest catwalk show
Kosibah Creations exhibited gowns during a catwalk show at the AfricaJamFest 2007
held at the Coronet Theatre in London SE1 on Friday, 16 Feb 2007. Proceeds from the show went to HIV/AIDS awareness charities.
Kosibah Creations at Mahogany Bridal Show
Kosibah Creations exhibited gowns from the 2007 collection at the Mahogony Bridal Show at London's Porchester Hall on Sat 25 Nov 2006.
Kosibah Creations headlines Kulture2Couture 2006 at London's V&A museum
Congratulations to everyone at the London Mayor's Office for organising a fantastic Kulture2Couture
event which was held at the V&A museum in London on 18-19 Nov 2006. Kosibah Creations was one of the headline designers and used the occasion to unveil their 2007 collection of bridal and evening wear.
Kosibah Creations supports Breast Cancer Care
Kosibah Creations is among the designers participating in the annual Breast Cancer Care
Fashion Show at the Grosvenor Hotel, London, 6th October 2006 as part of Breast Cancer Care Awareness Month.
Kosibah Creations client Alesha Dixon talks about her wedding dress in the MOBO Awards programme
MOBO award nominee and client Alesha Dixon talks about wearing a Kosibah Creations gown at her wedding in an interview in the MOBO Awards programme.
Kosibah Creations dresses Ms Sherry Dixon at African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust's Black and White Ball
Kosibah Creations was honoured to create a gown for Ms Sherry Dixon which she wore to the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust's Black and White Ball
. More details about the Trust's work can be found here
Kosibah Creations supports Kanu Heart Foundation's work by staging a fashion show
Kosibah Creations was delighted to support the Kanu Heart Foundation's
work by staging a fashion show and sponsoring a table at the gala fundraiser event, 30 Sep 2006.
Kosibah Creations sponsors Miss Photogenic at Miss Nigeria in America Beauty Pageant 2006
Kosibah Creations sponsored 1st runner up and Miss Photogenic
, Miss Catherine Nwonsu, at the Miss Nigeria in America Beauty Pageant
Kosibah Creations dresses Ms Louise Rose for film première at Edinburgh Film Festival
Dressed Louise Rose at the première of the film Life and Lyrics, in which she plays the leading lady, at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Kosibah Creations designs at the Ghana Professional Awards
Kosibah Creations staged a fashion show at the recent gala Ghana Professional Awards ceremony at the New Connaught Rooms, London, WC1 on 1st July 2006. Some of the guests had commissioned Kosibah Creations gowns for the occasion too.
Enter boutique in Croydon's Centrale Shopping Centre now stocking Kosibah Creations' designs
The Enter Boutique
in Croydon's Centrale Shopping Centre is now stocking samples from Kosibah Creations' range of stunning gowns.
Kosibah Creations at the Profile fashion show
Kosibah Creations and other designers from the Kulture2Couture
event exhibited and staged a fashion show at the Profile
event, 12th and 13th February 2006 at Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, London, E1.
Now entering into its seventh season Profile is a recognised industry event that showcases ladieswear, menswear and accessory designers. One of our gowns is featured on the first day write-up on the Fashion Capital web site
Yemi Osunkoya and Kosibah Creations at the 8th Annual Africa Business Conference at the Harvard Business School
Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, was a panellist at the 8th Annual Africa Business Conference at the Harvard Business School. Kosibah Creations also staged a fashion show as part of the conference's gala kick-off party. The 8th Annual Africa Business Conference at the Harvard Business School welcomed business professionals, policy makers, thought leaders and students to share insights on and debate new approaches and strategies to develop African businesses and the continent's economies. The conference was held February 17th - 19th at the Harvard Business School campus in Boston.
Kosibah Creations at Modern Life 2005 Show
Kosibah Creations took exhibitor space with other leading fashion designers at the Modern Life 2005 Show at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, 19-20 Nov 2005.
Kosibah Creations featured at Kulture2Couture 2005 - the best of black British fashion
Kosibah Creations was proud to exhibit our range of couture gowns at the Kulture2Couture
event, sponsored by the Mayor of London and featuring the best of Black design talent in the UK. We were also one of the featured designers on the catwalk at the launch night on 24th November 2005 and held further fashions shows throughout the public weekend. The event was held 26-27 Nov 2005 at St Olave's College Building, Tooley St, London.
Four of Kosibah Creations' designs can be seen on the Fashion Capital web site's report
Kosibah Creations support Grenadan High Commission's fundraising ball for Hurrican Ivan
Kosibah Creations was proud and pleased to support the Grenada High Commission's Hurricane Ivan Grand Fundraising Ball & Awards Ceremony. Kosibah Creations staged a fashion show during the fundraiser held 15 Oct 2005 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London.
Kosibah Creations at the Millennium Wedding Show
Kosibah Creations exhibited their range of distinctive, figure-enhancing bridal gowns at the Millennium Wedding Show held at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London on 22 Oct 2005.
Kosibah Creations stages fashion show for Best of Nigeria Expo
Kosibah Creations staged a fashion show as part of the Best of Nigeria Expo
at the Excel Centre on Sat, 29 Oct 2005.
Funmi's gala fashion event at New Connaught Rooms
Kosibah Creations was honoured to help Funmi celebrate 30 years in the fashion business by showing our new collection at the gala event held 13 Aug 2005 at the New Connaught Rooms, London WC2.
Kosibah Creations the featured fashion designer at Red, Bold & Jazzy
Kosibah Creations was the featured guest designer at the very successful Red, Bold & Jazzy Show held on 15th July 2005 at Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria. The show, sponsored by Vmobile, was Kosibah Creations' first fashion show in Nigeria and received much press and TV coverage.
Alesha Dixon wears Kosibah Creations designed wedding dress
Celebrity wedding: Kosibah Creations dressed Alesha Dixon from Mis-Teeq and bridesmaids at her wedding to Harvey from So Solid Crew on 19th Jun 2005.
Yemi Osunkoya at Atlanta, GA wedding
Yemi, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, was flown to dress a client (Doyin, the daughter of the Nigerian Ambassador to Germany) at her wedding in Atlanta, GA, USA.
Miss Nigeria UK pageant
Dressed contestants at the Miss Nigeria UK Pageant which took place in London.
Miss Ghana wears Kosibah Creations design for Miss World pageant in China
Dressed Miss Ghana, Ms Serena Ashi-Roye, representing her country at the Miss World Pageant in China.
Kosibah Creations celebrates designer Adebayo Jones's birthday
Our team held a fashion show at the Marriot Swiss Cottage Hotel, London with four other designers at a gala event to celebrate the birthday and latest collection of designer Adebayo Jones.
Yemi dresses Los Angeles bride Ms Dawn Harris
Yemi's Kosibah Creations team was flown to Los Angeles by Ms Dawn Harris to dress her at her wedding held at the historic Ebell Theatre on Wilshire Boulevard. The wedding was attended by the cream of Beverley Hills society.
Kosibah Creations at the Nigerian High Commission
Kosibah Creations was honoured by the inivtation to stage a fashion show at the residence of the Nigerian High Commissioner to mark Nigeria's Independence Day.
Kosibah Creations supports Patti Boulaye's AIDS in Africa charity
Kosibah Creations participated in a fashion show at the Cafe Royal, Piccadilly, London organized by DHatz in support of Patti Boulaye's AIDS in Africa charity.
AART of Life Summer Gala
Fashion show at the AART of Life Summer Gala, held at the New Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.
Glamour in Bankside - launch of Kosibah Creations studio
Glamour in Bankside: Yemi Osunkoya, the award winning designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, recently brought a touch of glamour to Bankside, London SE1. Launching his spacious, contemporary atelier in studios near Tate Modern gallery, the Globe Theatre and Zandra Rhodes' Fashion Museum, Yemi hosted a champagne reception and glittering fashion show featuring his 2004 bridal and eveningwear collection. Personalities from the political, diplomatic, fashion and media circles were in attendance including: the Rt. Hon Paul Boateng MP, Minister to the Treasury; his delightful wife, Janet, a client of Kosibah Creations and wearing one of his stunning corset outfits; Mrs Ola Ibitoye representing the wife of the Nigerian High Commissioner; Miss Nigeria UK, Ms Elizabeth Isiarho, amongst others. The bridal collection featured beautifully cut gowns in ivory zibeline, duchesse satin, re-embroidered lace and organza, with details in ruby red diamante and hand crafted jewellery incorporated into the gowns. The theme was Audrey Hepburn meets the Fifties and carried the Kosibah signature corsetry throughout to produce figure enhancing gowns. Kosibah Creations Couture gowns are made to order, by appointment, from the new studios. Accessories such as head pieces, tiaras, jewellery, shoes etc from selected designers are also available from the studio.
Savoy Bridal Show - Savoy Hotel, London
Savoy Bridal Show: Kosibah Creations was one of the couture bridal exhibitors at the Savoy Bridal Show, The Savoy Hotel, London on 5th October 2002. With a stand featuring several gowns from the collection in the exquisite River Room, Yemi Osunkoya was able to meet with brides-to-be planning their weddings in the next couple of years. The fashion editor and photographer from the influential Italian fashion magazine Book Moda visited the stand and were very interested in featuring several Kosibah Creation gowns in forthcoming editions of the magazine.
Dressing Agbani Darego at Dorchester Hotel, London
Miss World at the Dorchester Hotel: Kosibah Creations was one of four designers of Nigerian descent that were chosen to feature in a photo-shoot with the current Miss World, Ms Agbani Darego. The photo-shoot, which took place in two function rooms at the Dorchester Hotel, was organised by the publisher of Ovation Magazine for a special feature on Ms Darego.
Kosibah Creations at Twice Is Nice Encore Bridal Show, Charlotte, USA
Twice Is Nice: Encore Bridal Show, Charlotte, N. Carolina, USA. Yemi Osunkoya was invited to participate in the Encore Bridal Show in Charlotte by the event organisers after seeing his work at the National Wedding Show earlier on in the year. Billed as an international bridalwear couturier, Yemi Osunkoya showed ten bridal gowns on the catwalk and had a stand at the exhibition hall, the Oasis Shriners Temple. Kosibah Creations has been invited to participate in further planned shows in other American states in the near future.