Kosibah is an exclusive brand specialising in surprisingly affordable figure enhancing contemporary and elegant gowns that curve, shape and flatter the wearer.
After 18 years in the industry, award winning designer Yemi Osunkoya has established a niche in figure enhancing gowns achieved with the expert and discreet use of corsetry, draping and, if necessary padding within the garment.
Kosibah gowns make a statement in understated elegance combined with a contemporary twist. The team at Kosibah is committed to providing exceptional quality of service and meticulous attention to detail. The designs, made from individual body measurements, use luxurious fabrics, sumptuous embellishments and couture techniques.
The designer behind the Kosibah label
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 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 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 Africa's Best
- 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 specialises 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.