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PRESS & TV COVERAGE FOR KOSIBAH

Stay up to date with the latest press coverage for our gowns

Kosibah Creations' designer wedding dresses and evening wear frequently attract media coverage in both press and TV. Read examples of our coverage here.

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.

Oct 2011

Twenty years of Kosibah are FAB

This month's FAB magazine (Issue 16) has a special retrospective looking back at the last twenty years of Kosibah.  The magazine is on sale now in London and Lagos.  To find your nearest stockist or to purchase online, please visit fabmagazineonline.com

Apr 2011

TV show Sporah visits Kosibah

Watch Sporah's visit to the Kosibah studio on 'The Sporah Show' on BEN TV , BSkyB ch 184 on Mon 4th April at 9.30pm.

Jul 2010

I'm a size 14-16. How can I flatter my figure? Yemi advises in Your London Wedding

Page 87 of the Jul/Aug 2010 edition of Your London Wedding features Yemi Osunkoya (the designer behind the Kosibah label) as one of the experts advising brides to be on the best ways to flatter their figures.  In response to a size 14 - 16 bride, Yemi counsels: "To achieve the elegant and modern look you'd like for your wedding, I would advise you to opt for a bespoke gown made from scratch using your measurements."

Jul 2010

Kosibah gown in High Society article in You & Your Wedding

A Kosibah gown is featured in the High Society section of the Jul/Aug 2010 edition of You and Your Wedding.  The article features gowns that make statements "that will never go out of syle".  See page 125 for the Kosibah wedding dress.

May 2010

The latest fashions: Kosibah featured in Totally Jewish Simchas

The May-Aug 2010 issue carried a special feature on Kosibah, explaining that "the latest fashion trends for brides and grooms veer towards daring, less traditional creations."  The article interviews Yemi Osunkoya among three of the UK's top bespoke designers.  Pages 18 - 21

Apr 2010

Yemi Osunkoya featured on MNET's Studio 53

Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah brand, was the subject of an in-depth interview on MNET's Studio 53 programme.  Fareed Khimani met Yemi out shopping for fabric and went back to the designer's studio to learn more about the influences on and inspiration for Yemi's work.  Recommended viewing for those who want to get an insight into how a couture gown is created.  You can see an excerpt from the programme on this site.

Apr 2009

Lace up to help out: Do good by buying Kosibah Creations corsets

Kosibah Creations is launching a range of couture corsets in support of Plan UK's Because I am a girl campaign. For each corset that you buy from our studios in London NW1, we will donate 10% of the purchase price in support of the campaign. Prices for the corsets start from £250. For more information, please visit Lace Up to Help Out.
About Plan UK:
Plan is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. Plan works in 60 countries worldwide supporting over 24,000 communities in the poorest areas across Africa, Asia and the Americas. Plan is helping approximately 11.8 million children and their families to break the cycle of poverty.
Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign aims to transform the lives of the world’s poorest girls. Girls have the same rights as boys, yet are often not as valued: they are discriminated against even before they are born, are less well nourished, face daily violence and are less likely to go to school.
Please visit www.becauseiamagirl.org to find out more about the campaign and to sign the pledge.

Jan 2009

Your London Wedding: Kosibah Creations going for gold

Your London Wedding magazine's Jan/Feb 2009 article Going for Gold suggests that you shimmer down the aisle in style in a Kosibah Creations bridal gown in its on page 45.

Nov 2008

Yemi Osunkoya Made Magazine's Man of the Moment

Issue 5 of Made Magazine names Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, as Man of the Moment and carries an in-depth interview about Yemi's background and inspirations on pages 96-97.

Nov 2008

Nov/Dec issue of Attire Bridal magazine features Kosibah Creations designer wedding dress

The Nov/Dec issue of Attire Bridal magazine features a Kosibah Creations designer wedding dress on p42 in its section on gorgeous gold gowns.
Sep 2008

Kosibah Creations featured in Autumn 2008 Jewish Chronicle's Edge Magazine

The Autumn 2008 edition of the Jewish Chronicle's Edge Magazine carries a description of Kosibah Creations' bespoke service for brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride in the Fashion Must-Haves section of the magazine.
Sep 2008

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.
Sep 2008

Kosibah Creations' West African heritage celebrated in True Love magazine

The Aug/Sep 2008 edition of True Love magazine features a number of Kosibah Creations gowns - both from the couture evening wear and the Yemi O by Kosibah range of affordable couture. The photo spread (on pages 24-33) was styled and superbly shot by Suby and Sinem Onabanjo.
Sep 2008

Kosibah Creations' Bridal Brights featured in Attire Bridal Magazine.

A Kosibah Creations designer wedding dress is featured in the "Bridal Brights" section of Attire Bridal magazine. The article (p77) encourages brides to "invest in gorgeous gowns with a splash of colour".
Jul 2008

Africa Coutured: Featuring Kosibah Creations and Yemi O by Kosibah designs

The July (issue 5) edition of Colures Magazine has a 12 page spread of complementary traditional and modern styles featuring gowns from Kosibah Creations couture evening wear and the Yemi O by Kosibah range of affordable couture. The photospread was styled and superbly shot by Suby and Sinem Onabanjo.
Jul 2008

Kosibah Creations and Yemi Osunkoya featured in Guardian 13 Jul 2008

Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label, is interviewed in the Nigerian Guardian's Sunday supplement, 13 Jul 2008.
May 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.
May 2008

Yemi Osunkoya interviewed in BHF Magazine

Sinem Bilen Onabanjo interviews Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations Couture and Yemi O by Kosibah ranges, about his work, influences and inspirations. You can read the article online here.
Apr 2008

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.
Mar 2008

The man behind the designer wedding dresses

If you are interested in finding out more about Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label and their "miracle dresses", you should read the full interview accompanied by stunning photography in BHF magazine.
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.
Oct 2007

Cosmopolitan Brides features a Kosibah Creations designer wedding dress

The Oct/Nov 2007 issue of Cosmopolitan Brides features a Kosibah Creations design on p92 in the section "Truly Madly Deeply".
Oct 2007

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.
Oct 2007

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.
Aug 2007

Glitz, gold and glamour: why Kosibah Creations is luxurious

The July 2007 Luxury edition of Pride Magazine has an interview with Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Creations on why the label is luxurious (p77).
A Kosibah Creations gown is also featured in the Glitz, Gold & Glamour photo shoot (p71).
Aug 2007

Perfect Wedding highlights Kosibah Creations dresses

Perfect Wedding shines the spotlight on Kosibah Creations in its section "Big Impact - Dress to Impress" in the August 2007 issue (No 7). Kosibah Creations gowns can be seen on pages 9, 68-71.
Aug 2007

Kosibah Creations featured in Colures Magazine

Kosibah Creations is delighted to be featured in Issue 02 (Aug 2007) of Colures Magazine, the new upmarket magazine for style conscious and intelligent women of colour. The in-depth interview and pictures of our gowns can be found on pages 163-166.
Jun 2007

Kosibah Creations at the Ghana Professional Awards featured on OBE TV

OBE TV showed footage from the 2006 Ghana Professional Awards featuring a fashion show by Kosibah Creations on 21 Jun 2007.
Jun 2007

High fashion corsetry by Kosibah Creations

Genevieve Magazine June 2007's High Fashion section carries pictures of corset couture by Kosibah Creations (pp 56-59).
May 2007

Classic monochrome designs featured in Pride magazine

The May edition of Pride Magazine has a beautiful photo spread of classic monochrome pieces, including a skirt and corset from Kosibah Creations (pp 59, 65).
May 2007

Couture bridal designs for the GEM Woman

The May/June edition of GEM Woman magazine features couture bridal designs by Kosibah Creations
Apr 2007

Diane Abbott MP comissions Kosibah Creations design for TV programme

The episode on 22 Apr 2007 of the BBC's Play It Again series featured Diane Abbott MP learning to play the piano. She wore a specially commissioned Kosibah Creations' gown for the recital at the end of the programme.
Mar 2007

Pride Magazine features Kosibah Creations

The March 2007 edition of Pride Magazine features Kosibah Creations' fashion and clients in a number of places but, most importantly, in the section dealing with"floaty chiffon and simple silks in understated colours" (pages 56-57).
Feb 2007

The Perfect Dress - London Weddings Magazine's take on Kosibah Creations

London Weddings Magazine, Issue 6 Spring & Summer 2007, features a gown from the 2007 collection in its section "The Perfect Dress" (see page 69).
Feb 2007

Positive People interviews Yemi Osunkoya

The February issue of Positive People, the magazine for the New Black Diaspora, carries an extensive interview with Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind the Kosibah Creations label.
Feb 2007

Alesha Dixon's Kosibah Creations designed wedding dress sells for £7,500

Alesha Dixon, the former lead singer of Mis-teeq, made the headlines by selling her Kosibah Creations designed wedding dress on e-Bay for £7,500. Alesha is donating the proceeds of the sale to charity. We send her our best wishes for finding happiness in the future.
Dec 2006

Kosibah Creations dresses Ms Diane Abbott MP for screening of Play It Again

Diane Abbott MP wore a specially commissioned Kosibah Creations gown when she performed a piano recital at London's St Martin-in-the-Fields church on 7 Dec 2006. Ms Abbott's recital took place during the VSO Christmas Carol concert and was filmed as part of a BBC TV reality show called "Play It Again". The performance will be screened in Spring 2007.
Dec 2006

Kosibah Creations footage from K2C 2006 on MTV Base's The Lick

MTV Base's The Lick programme shown on Sun 3 Dec 2006 had coverage of this year's Kulture2Couture event at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The clip featured praise for Kosibah Creations' "very feminine, very ladylike, very elegant" gowns from Sherry Dixon, the editor of Pride Magazine. In talking of Yemi Osunkoya's designs, Ms Dixon said, "He just knows how to mould clothes to your body ... no matter how big she is, she looks curvaceous."
Nov 2006

Wedding Ideas magazine features Kosibah Creations real bride Karen

The November issue of Wedding Ideas magazine covers our client Karen's wedding in its real brides section.
Nov 2006

Yemi Osunkoya, one of the inspirational designers of 2006

The Christmas Special issue of Pride Magazine is full of news of this year's Kulture2Couture event and Yemi Osunkoya and Kosibah Creations are featured heavily: In the fashion section "Cocktail Couture"; Sherry Dixon's editorial pays tribute to Yemi as one of her three inspirational designers of 2006; and in the profile of two of the leading K2C designers (the other being Amelia Ayewan).
Sep 2006

Black and white wedding dresses in London Weddings magazine

London Weddings magazine features gowns from Kosibah Creations couture range in its article "Black and White" - Issue 5, Autumn/Winter 2006.
Sep 2006

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.
Jun 2006

Bliss for Brides features Kosibah Creations real bride Karen

Bliss for Brides has extensive coverage of Karen Collier, née Atwell's, wedding in its Reader Wedding section. Karen talks about her experience of working with Yemi and the team from Kosibah Creations here.
May 2006

Kosibah Creations among the pick of 2006's bridal creations

The April/May 2006 edition of Black Beauty & Hair features one of Kosibah Creations' bridal gowns in its section "Dress to Impress" which brings its readers "the pick of 2006's bridal creations".
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.
Apr 2006

Wedding Dresses: A Design Source features Kosibah Creations' gowns

Wedding Dresses: A Design Source features four of Kosibah Creations' gowns: on pages 19 and 24 in the "Out of the Ordinary" section, on page 58 in the section titled "Bodice Beautiful" and on page 101, "Sleek and Chic".
Dec 2005

Nigerian-born couturier Yemi Osunkoya interviewed in Encomium magazine

Encomium magazine interviews Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind Kosibah Creations, on the challenges of being a Nigerian-born couturier in London. Yemi is shown on the front cover with one of his brides, Alesha Dixon.
Dec 2005

Black Charisma's interview with Yemi Osunkoya

Magazine Black Charisma carries on article on Yemi Osunkoya and Kosibah Creations.
Nov 2005

Kosibah Creations' Wondrous Wedding Gowns

E-Lifestyle magazine highlights Kosibah Creations' "Wondrous Wedding Gowns".
Nov 2005

Town and Country magazine features Kosibah Creations wedding dress

The November edition of Town and Country Magazine features one of Kosibah Creations' real bride's weddings - that of Dawn Harris in Los Angeles, USA.
Sep 2005

Kosibah Creations out of the ordinary and sleek and slinky wedding dress designs

Several of Kosibah Creations' dresses are featured in Issue 5 of Wedding Dresses in the sections Out of the Ordinary and Sleek and Slinky.
Sep 2005

Kosibah Creations featured wedding dress designer in Leicestershire Wedding Planner

Kosibah Creations is the featured designer file in the Autumn/Winter 2005 edition of the Leicestershire Wedding Planner. The article has an interview with Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind Kosibah Creations, and carries pictures from Alesha Dixon's (ex-singer of Mis-teeq) wedding to Harvey (formerly of So Solid Crew).
Sep 2005

Genevieve Magazine interviews Yemi Osunkoya after Red, Bold & Jazzy event

Genevieve Magazine carries a report from the Red, Bold and Jazzy show held in Lagos, Nigeria. There is also an in-depth interview with Yemi Osunkoya, the designer behind Kosibah Creations.
Jul 2005

TV channel films Kosibah Creations' bride's wedding

One of Kosibah Creations' dresses was worn by bride Dr Mina Enderley whose wedding was aired on the Discovery Health Channel on 9th July 2005. The show was presented by fashion guru, John Scott.
Jun 2005

Sexy, stylish, stunning designer wedding dresses from Kosibah Creations

Three of Kosibah Creations' dresses are featured in the June 2005 issue of Wedding Ideas magazine in the article 'Sexy, stylish, stunning modern dresses'.
Feb 2005

Yemi Osunkoya interviewed in MIMI magazine

Kosibah Creations is proud to be featured in an online magazine called MIMI magazine, February 2005 issue..
Feb 2005

Sheila Ferguson wears Kosibah Creations couture for TV filming

Dressed soul diva Ms Sheila Ferguson for her appearance in An Audience With Joe Pasquale.
Dec 2003

Kosibah Creations unveils 2004 collection

Press release: Kosibah Creations: 2004 collection unveiled
Check out the latest article from SE1's online magazine featuring Kosibah Creations 2004 Collection. Click here.
Dec 2003

Kosibah Creations featured in US magazine BRIDESNOIR

Kosibah Creations featured in BRIDESNOIR. During The Mahogany Bridal Fair at Kensington Town Hall, Kosibah creations was asked to feature several dresses in BRIDESNOIR, an American bridal magazine targeted towards brides of colour, for their Summer/Fall 2003 issue. Check us out under 'Euro style- London's latest wedding looks'
Brides Noir sets an unprecedented standard in magazine publishing for the bride and bridegroom of colour. The magazine offers sophistication, elegance and a classical simplicity appropriate to the aspiring and successful reader that it targets.
Dec 2003

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.
Oct 2001

Bad Girls wear Kosibah Creations designs for National Television Awards

National Television Awards: 23rd Oct 2001: Kosibah Creations was commissioned by Ms Helen Fraser to create an evening gown to be worn at the awards ceremony. Bad Girls, in which Ms Fraser plays Mrs Hollomsby, was nominated for the Best Drama category. Bad Girls won the award and Ms Fraser, along with other members of the cast, two of whom were wearing Kosibah Creations gowns, went up to collect the award and made the acceptance speech. Ms Fraser later said she felt very special in the Kosibah Creations couture gown.
Oct 2001

BBC2 commissions Kosibah Creations to design wedding dress for TV programme

Babyfather BBC2: Kosibah Creations was commissioned by the BBC Drama Department to create a bridal gown for its drama mini-series Babyfather. The two piece gown, worn by Angela Griffen (former Coronation Street and Holby City star)was created to the highest couture standards, which included several fittings for Ms Griffen at the Kosibah Creations studio.The wedding scene was aired on the last episode which went out on Weds October 31st 2001.
"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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