Monday, August 12, 2013

African American Designers: Bryan K Osburn

Designer Bryan K Osburn lingers mostly in the European tradition of couture. His passionately designed collection have clean, classic lines.
Originally from Chicago where he got his start in fashion, Bryan moved to New York where he worked on 7th Avenue and in the bridal district. His first job in the bridal industry was with Vera Wang. Soon after, he went on to work for: Galina, Jim Hjelm, Lazaro, Paula Varsalona, and Alvina Valenta. He has a ball gown on permanent display at “The City of New York Museum” for “The History of Fashion Exhibit”.
In 1993, Bryan went on his own to design under the name “Bryan K Osburn Collection”. He sold bridal gowns to high-end specialty boutiques throughout New York City, made custom designs for private clientele and designed for celebrities: Miss America (1994) Kenya Moore, Natalie Cole, Phyliss Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross, opera singer Kathleen Battle, actresses Sheri Headley, (Coming to America,) Valerie Pittford (Half and Half), and Erica Alexander (The Cosby Show).
In 2000, Bryan moved to Province, France, where he spent a year and a half designing, being inspired and participating in fashion shows for international interior designer Paul Mathieu. From there, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. While living in Charlotte, Bryan became the in-house designer for various bridal boutiques and then ventured out on his own designing for private clients and creating custom gowns.
With over 25 years of custom design experience, Bryan is back in Chicago doing what he loves – designing custom made bridal gowns and evening wear. Returning to Chicago has reignited his love affair with the people and places that originally inspired his dreams of becoming a designer. His current collection may be found at “Soliliquy Bridal Couture” in Herndon, VA. ( His “loft” studio is located in West Town-west of Chicago, IL

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