Designer profile: OSMAN
Osman Yousefzada is the owner & designer of the well know fashion label OSMAN. The designer was born in Britain and spent his childhood in Birmingham. It was here that his love for materials and the idea of couture was born. This was due to his mother who ran a dress making business. Osman graduated from Central Saint Martins. Only after his graduation did he start the label.
OSMAN was launched in 2007 and began showcasing in London Fashion Week (with the first show being S/S). Till today, Osman has continued to show his beautiful collection at London Fashion Week.
Each collection has been a huge success and has brought Osman and OSMAN into the publicity light.
Since graduating, he has managed to secure a sponsorship with NEWGEN (SS07 – SS08). He has been nominated (in 2007) for the Designer of the Year.
In 2008 Osman went on to do a High Street collaboration with Mango (his take on the little black dress) which went on to be known as one of the most successful high street collaborations of that year. Furthermore, in 2011 and 2013, Osman was shortlisted for the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund.
He will be showcasing his collection once again this season of London Fashion Week.