Sunday, September 12, 2010


The CamerCouture Fashion Showcase organised by Votre Avant Garde (VAG) is fast approaching and this year they have gone international to include designers who are not from Cameroon. They are the celebrating Africa's opulence by theming the show "African Decadent" to portray Africa’s unsurpassed beauty, its cultural richness and the way these aspects shine through fashion and art.

The show will continue to unveil established as well as emerging African creators to an international audience who are otherwise oblivious of their stylistic originality.

As Africa's fashion scene fast develops and is firmly appreciated by leaders in mainstream fashion such as Vogue, New York, Paris and London Fashion Weeks, ASOS, Saks on Fifth Avenue etc so does shows such as CamerCouture who are out to breach that gap between emerging talents and the public who hunger to know more of this fashion scene.

In the coming few days, I will showcase some of the works of the designers taking part in the upcoming show to give you all a taster of what is to come on that day. If you were at the 2009 show, be warned that you will arrive to a transformed venue! Expect lush, sexy tones of red, black and gold. From the moment you arrive, through to the catwalk show and performances, it is organised to be a one hundred percent classy experience!

Today, the designer I will be focusing on will be: Yemi Osunkoya the designer behind the Kosibah label.
Nigerian high society weddings, Diana Ross’ costumes and Jerry Hall’s gravity defying gowns, ignited Yemi Osunkoya’s passion for fashion. Following a degree in Textile Design at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, he headed for London’s Paris Academy of Fashion from which he graduated with top marks in men’s and women’s wear. 

Undaunted by the 1991 economic recession, the half Beninese creator, set up Kosibah Creations, now Kosibah. He has since adorned the bodies of A-list celebrities including actress, Indra Ové, Kelly Rowland, Alesha Dixon, politician,Diane Abbott and several royal families in Nigeria and Ghana.

Check out some of his pieces below.

All pictures from Yemi Osunkoya 
Join his facebook group here
His website here

Tickets for the show are:
£50 for standar
£60 for second row
£75 for first row

Prices include drinks reception, food and catwalk show charges. VIP guests will have the advantage of a “first look” at the catwalk and a one-on-one with designers. They will also enjoy an exclusive gallery lounge experience with champagne, waiters and the services of a dedicated VAG VIP wellbeing officer.

Tickets can be purchased by going to
This is an event not to be missed!

Stay Fashion-ABLE!

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