Founded in 1991 in London UK, Kosibah specializes in figure enhancing contemporary and elegant bridal and evening gowns. Kosibah produces Custom/Bespoke, Made to Order and Ready to Wear gowns.
Kosibah has had Editorial features in The New York Times, Brides Magazine, The Knot, Hitched UK, World Bride Magazine, Munaluchi Bride magazine, and has a gown, worn by Bride Titilola Bello, on permanent display at the Brighton Museum, Sussex, UK.
Kosibah still retains an Atelier in London.
Yemi Osunkoya is the Founder and Head Designer of the Kosibah brand. After obtaining a BA Fine Art (Textile Design) Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria, and Diplomas in both Womenswear and Menswear from Paris Academy School of Fashion, London, UK, Yemi Established Kosibah in London in 1991 and is now based in Brooklyn NYC.
Even as a small child Yemi Osunkoya had an exceptional eye for detail. Mere minutes after attending weddings with his parents in his homeland of Nigeria, he would start sketching the elaborate designs he had seen adorning the bridal party, recreating everything from the bridesmaids’ parasols to the flower girls’ hemlines with the help of only pen and paper. Years later he turned that talent into a flourishing career in couture.
Yemi counts among his clients, members of the British Parliament, senior staff of the British Royal Family, daughters of a member of the British House of Lords, members of Royal Families from Nigeria and Ghana, Actresses, Singers, and other Celebrities.