One such designer/maker is the multi award-winning Yemi Osunkoya, of Kosibah. Working from a studio in London, Yemi’s beautiful couture bridal and evening wear designs are worn by women the world over. His work both celebrates and enhances the female figure, emphasising a woman’s natural grace and elegance. He is known for his impeccable craftsmanship, his elegant corsetry, his use of luxurious fabrics and his sumptuous embellishments.
Over to Yemi, for what to look out for in 2013:
I see the resurgence of the fitted fishtail gown
with lots of light and or textured volume on the lower part of the dress.
The Red Carpet has a heavy influence on this trend.
Gowns with shoulder covering and/or sleeves are also going to be popular.
Sleeves would be sheer in fabrics such as lace, tulle and organza.
The dress ‘Odette’ epitomises most of these trends.
Colour will also play a significant part in gowns for 2013.
A very warm thank you to Yemi for so generously sharing his thoughts with me. I really love the sound of all of his ideas, and look forward to seeing yet more of his beautiful bespoke gowns.
Please do check out Yemi’s wonderful website and Facebook page, and follow him on twitter too – he’s a most generous and gracious tweeter!