Articles Tagged with: Kosibah

TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH REAL BRIDE CHIOMA IGWE.

Chioma wanted to look and feel  like a modern Princess on her wedding day to Noble Igwe Nigerian blogger, curator, fashion, PR and styling Entrepreneur. 

Her Ballgown wedding dress featured a corseted bodice with a drop waist leading to magnificent ballgown skirt with deep pleats and a dramatic cathedral length train. 

3D Lace appliques were cut out from a Lace fabric piece, embellished with Swarovski diamanté crystals and then hand-stitched unto the bodice, off the shoulder dropped sleeves and skirt, as well as her bespoke cathedral length tulle veil.

Location : Lagos, Nigeria.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE KIYERAN

Kiyeran was very clear about two aspects of her couture bridal gown when I sat down with her at our first consultation together…. She wanted drama at the back of her gown and a very low back.

Both goals were achieved with her corseted gown in champagne silk duchesse satin and ivory beaded lace appliques, with a sheath skirt silhouette in the front of the gown a dramatic ruffles at the back leading to a chapel train. The skirt train was designed to be bustled up to create a different look for the wedding Reception and for ease of movement during dancing.

The look was completed with a tulle cathedral length veil.

Location – One Gt George Street , London, UK.

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The creation of Mother of the Bride Elizabeth’s couture outfit for her daughter’s Traditional Engagement ceremony.

Elizabeth commissioned a couture gown for her daughter’s Traditional Yoruba Engagement ceremony which took place a few days before her white wedding. I decided to create an gown that fused Yoruba and Western style elements.

The gown comprised of an off the shoulders corset bodice with 3/4 length sleeves and a trumpet silhouette skirt with a puddle train. The heavily beaded burnt orange tulle fabric with 3D flower detailing was backed with a satin underlay. I harvested some of the flowers to be hand stitched strategically throughout the gown.

The outfit was completed with a traditional head tie called a gele and shawl worn over the left shoulder in a bespoke Nigerian fabric called Aso-Oke handwoven in silk threads and embellished with pearls and burnt orange beads.

Location: The Resort At Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, CA.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE RUBY.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Ruby’s couture bridal gown from sketch to First Dance.

Ruby wore a modified fishtail silhouette gown with off the shoulder cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, deep plunge back with a tulle and lace appliqués modesty panel fastened with tiny fabric covered button. The bodice had an internal corset to achieve the signature Kosibah hourglass silhouette. 

The fishtail skirt had a 5 meter train and was edged with scalloped lace matching the hand stitched appliques on the gown and cathedral veil.

Wedding location – London, England.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH COUTURE GOWN THALIA.

The creation of Kosibah couture bridal gown Thalia from Atelier to Runway.

Fitted sheath strapless gown with ruched empire line bodice. Puddle train. Hand stitched Lace appliques down the centre of the gown. Detachable Tulle Watteau cathedral train. Lace appliques hand stitched unto the hem edge.

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TRUST THE PROCESS -KOSIBAH BRIDE LIZ.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Liz’s couture bridal gown from Atelier to just about to walk down the aisle.

Liz wore a mermaid silhouette gown. The bodice was a base of skin tone illusion mesh with hand cut embellished lace appliques hand stitched unto it. It had a plunging neckline and deep V open back and spagetti shoulder straps embellished with a diamanté chain link. 

The mermaid skirt had the upper section in Satin backed lace embellished with Swarovski diamanté crystals and the lower part layers of soft tulle with a dramatic cathedral train.

The ensemble was completed with a cathedral length tulle veil.

Wedding location – Leeds Castle

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH COUTURE GOWN EUTERPE.

The creation of Kosibah couture bridal gown Euterpe from sketch to reality. Euterpe features an illusion Tulle bodice with Lace appliqués. 3/4 Length sleeves, Duchesse Satin trumpet skirt with a puddle train, Tulle overskirt with Lace appliqués and a cathedral train. 

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE LIZ OSHO

Liz wanted a gown to change into from the formal part of her wedding ceremony to the wedding Reception. I designed and created a strapless corseted gown in silk Zibeline with a sweetheart neckline. The trumpet silhouette skirt had a puddle train.

The look was completed with a silk Organza cape with a bejewelled collar and chapel train.

Location: USA.

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YEMI OSUNKOYA INTERVIEW ON THE LUXURY BUSINESS PODCAST.

I was privileged to be one of the few businesses in the luxury space , Founder of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, maker of luxury wedding cakes, world renowned sugarcraft teacher, author and luxury expert Elizabeth Solaru chose to feature in her Luxury Business Podcast. Find below her introduction to the podcast episode and the episode itself.

INTERVIEW WITH YEMI OSUNKOYA OF KOSIBAH

I first met Yemi years ago at a luxury wedding show. I had heard of him prior to our meeting as he was the only black couturier in the UK wedding industry at the time. Although the show did not go as well as planned, I was struck by his professionalism, calm demeanour and his grace under fire.

After a few years, we became friends and did many projects together. A consummate professional, he is kind and a great listener. He has a passion for creating beautiful silhouettes and his many brides are very grateful for his ability to make them look and feel amazing.

This podcast revealed a few things about him that I did not know and I’m sure you will enjoy listening to it.

Please listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/luxury-business-podcast/id1607790782?i=1000562684594

I would love to hear from you if you have any comments about this episode.


TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE SANDRA.

The moment I found out that Sandra would be getting married in the Grade II listed Anglican church St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, I knew I had to create a gown befitting of the church’s spectacular location and interior.

Sandra’s gown in antique white silk Zibeline comprised of a strapless corseted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. The ballgown skirt, with an in-built petticoat of multiple layers of tulle had a sweeping cathedral train. It had a removable tulle chemise with capped sleeves and a bataeu neckline. Both the chemise and gown were embellished with hand stitched Lace appliques.

A Lace edged tulle cathedral veil completed the ensemble.

Location: London, UK.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH CLIENT JACKIE NWOBU.

The creation of Kosibah client Jackie Nwobu’s (Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bridal magazine) couture evening gown and cape from sketch to reality.

The sheath gown in stretch sequinned fabric had a corseted bodice and off the shoulder neckline. The bodice features hand draped organza gathered into into a jewelled knot at the waistline and falling to the hemline. Centre slit in front and puddle train behind.

The look is completed by a removable organza cape with a chapel train.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE SIMI RASHEED.

Today September 1st 2022 marks exactly 31 years Kosibah was established as a business. To celebrate that, I share with you the creation of Kosibah Real Bride Simi’s couture bridal gown from sketch to wedding day.

Designing and creating Simi’s couture bridal gown was very special to me because she is my niece. I went to see her in hospital the day after she was born and I said to her mother I hoped to make her wedding dress whenever she decided to get married.

Simi wore a strapless gown with a trumpet silhouette skirt in duchesse satin  with an organza overlay featuring a high hemline in front and a cathedral length train edged with Swarovski embellished beaded scalloped lace. Hand-cut lace appliques were also strategically placed on the bodice and Bothe the underlay and overlay fabrics of the gown.

Simi’s tulle cathedral veil had the same lace appliques running down from the comb and around the edge.

Location: London, UK.

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Here is the Google review left by Kosibah Bride Simi.
Here is the Google review left by Kosibah Bride Simi.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE IFE.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Ife’s couture bridal gown from Atelier to First dance.

Ife wore a strapless mermaid couture gown. The bodice, with a sweetheart neckline, is in French lace with a duchesse satin underlay and has an internal corset. The mermaid skirt in ruffled layers of tulle and lace has a cathedral length train. The ensemble is completed with a tulle chemise with a high neckline and long fitted sleeves with hand stitched French lace appliques.

The cathedral tulle veil also features hand stitched French lace appliques.

Wedding location: Birmingham, UK.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE MORIYIKE.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Moriyike’s couture reception gown from sketch to dancing into the reception Hall.

Moriyike wanted a gown she would change into to dance into her wedding Reception. Since her first dress would be white, she wanted some colour in the dress. I designed a gown with a removable overskirt that had enough drama for the occasion, which could then be removed for the more relaxed part at the latter part of the evening and could be worn again for another occasion.

The appliqués on the gown were cut out from a piece of lace fabric and hand sewn in place on the gown.

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TRUST THE PROCESS – KOSIBAH BRIDE CLARA OLATUNJI.

The creation of Kosibah Bride Clara’s couture bridal gown from sketch to walking down the aisle.

Clara’s custom gown features a puddle length trumpet silhouette inner skirt, over which is a modified A line silhouette overlay with hand-sewn 3D lace appliqués,  horsehair trim along the hemline and cathedral length train. The corseted bodice, with cap sleeves has a bateau neckline and V back detailing. 

Wedding location – Malta.

A bespoke cathedral length veil edged with horsehair trim and embellished with the same 3D lace appliqués completes the look.

Official wedding Images by T. Phillips Photography (tphillips.com)

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Here is the Google review left by Kosibah Bride Clara.

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