Kosibah+Cherish+Collection+Zen+Magazine+AfricaIn the middle: Yemi Osunkoya photographed with the models
rocking his Cherish Collection

If you thought Yemi Osunkoya’s KOSIBAH was limited to only bridal wears, think again. The fashion label who are best known for creating some of the world’s most glamorous wedding dresses has just added a new look to its repertoire and they are gorgeous. The Cherish Collection features dresses outside the usual bridal and evening wear that Kosibah is best known for and we are completely in love with the designs. From fabulous gele head wraps to gorgeous dresses all accessorized with bold colourful accessories, this is a stylish collection that is inspired by the Yoruba culture of Nigeria, where the designer is originally from. Check out a few images of the collection below and let us know what you think about the collection.

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The inspiration behind the Cherish collection was my desire to create pieces that were slightly outside my comfort zone, says Mr. Kosibah as we fondly call him. I decided to make a collection with print and patterns and decided to go back to my roots to source the fabrics. The Adire fabric was created for me in Abeokuta in Ogun state, the state I come from in Nigeria.

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Each look in the Cherish Collection were given a Yoruba name like Ronke, Tinuke, Abike, Ajoke, Aduke and Ariyike which in Yoruba have something to do with the word “Cherish”. For example, Tinuke means cherish from your heart while Ajoke means we all cherish. One thing is for sure, this is 1 collection we will cherish for years to come because it’s not only a fabulous collection inspired by Africa, it’s also a collection that’s chic and cool.

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Photography by Tobi Shonibare for Tobi Determined Photography