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Biography :Yemi Osunkoya
is a Nigerian
award winning designer
Yemi Osunkoya is the award winning designer behind the Kosibah Creations label. Specialising in couture bridal, evening and formal daywear, Kosibah use subtle African influences combined with Western styles of corsetry, draping and if necessary padding within the garment, to create contemporary and elegant gowns that curve, shape and flatter the figure into the classical, elegant hourglass shape, which is Yemi's signature silhouette.
His clientele includes women from all over the world and celebrities
Yemi has won several awards
for his designs including 3 rd place at the National Wedding Shows' Designer of the Year
competition at Olympia in 2002.
Yemi established the Kosibah Creations label 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 Creations and Yemi have won are:
• Diamond Recognition from National Weddings UK, Sep 2005
• Bridal Designer of the Year, 2002 and 2004, Mahogany Bridal Awards
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