Yemi Osunkoya is the award
winning designer behind the Kosibah label.
Yemi established the Kosibah
brand in London in 1991 and named the company in honor 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 and
Yemi have won are:
International Designer of the
Year, City People, Feb 2012
100+ Black Achievers, July 2010
Fashion Diversity, Nov 2009
Excellence Award, Gathering of
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
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’s clientele is truly worldwide, although particularly well
represented in the UK, Nigeria and USA.
Kosibah specializes in
contemporary and elegant couture bridal, evening and formal day wear 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.