ABOUT

RAISHMA

Born and raised in the UK, Raishma always knew she would become a fashion designer.  Learning her craft from her mother, by the age of 8 she was given her first sewing machine and hasn’t stopped creating since. After pursuing a fashion degree at De Montfort University, Raishma worked under Elizabeth Emmanuel where she developed her talent and passion for couture design.

30 years later and Raishma is an award-winning Couturier.  The collection has a global fan base which spans royalty, international pop stars and Hollywood actresses including Princess Beatrice, Little Mix and Goldie Hawn.  Each year, the brand shows at Couture Fashion Week in Paris to wide acclaim. As both designer and Creative Director of her own business, Raishma is fiercely connected to the product; from sketching each piece, to selecting every fabric through to approving product quality and holding personal relationships with all of her clients.

Passionate about making her vision accessible to all women, Raishma established her RTW collection 6 years ago.  Just like the Couture line, the product focusses on beautifully cut occasion pieces which embody femininity and glamour. The brand’s style signifiers are demonstrated through the use of luxe fabrications, flattering cuts and hand-sewn embroidery techniques.  As a designer she is very at home with colour and pattern - injecting classic dress shapes with playfulness and personality though beading and embellishment. Raishma takes inspiration from history, art and nature, with collections drawing on a wide variety of starting points; from the likes of William Morris and Monet, all the way through to coral and Japanese florals. Today the brand has a boutique store in Marylebone as well as operating online and across a number of wholesale partners including John Lewis, Harvey Nichols and Robinsons.


OUR VALUES

Ethical Trading

A business is only as successful as the people involved in it. With the quest to create a system that allows the supplier chain to flourish, Raishma works with independent makers, social enterprises and cooperatives to cultivate long-term and mutually prosperous relationships. The suppliers are an extension of a team and it is ensured that an ethical environment is created for them to flourish. Long lead times that lay no unrequited pressure on  production is at the core of the process. Raishma's fair and ethical trading practices has not only helped build the business but also nurtured sustainable employment.

OUR MISSION

Sustainability

Here at Raishma, we are passionate about safeguarding our planet so we are looking into more ways in which we can make our brand more sustainable. We do not believe in throwaway fashion, our Raishma gowns are designed with you in mind. We want generations of women to feel empowered and beautiful in their Raishma purchase, so your Raishma dress, top or gown is designed with the purpose to stay with you forever. The fabrics and techniques we use guarantee the longevity of your purchase, ensuring that it doesn't end up in a landfill, but instead being worn, loved and endlessly passed on.


We take pride in our collection and create timeless pieces we know you will keep forever. All our designs are seasonless classic styles that can we worn time and time again without going out of style. 


By 2021 we will implement eco-friendly packaging. Each purchase will be individually packed in a unique Raishma bag that can be multi-functional after delivery. Our cardboard boxes will become 100% recyclable and we will encourage customers to take advantage of that.

OUR CRAFT

Handmade

Each Raishma garment is a uniquely handcrafted piece. The beauty of an artisanal skill merged with the designer's vision unfolds and unmatched creation. At Raishma, it is the handmade touch that adds character to every garment. Working with suppliers who use traditional skills handed down from one generation to the next is a concentrated effort to protect and revive these lost craft traditions. 

RAISHMA'S

AWARDS & PRESS

ROYAL ELEGANCE

Designer's

Note

This season’s collection took inspiration from Russain Folk artwork. Embroidery mimicking the delicacy and intricacy of Russain Porcelain and tapestry designs, gives a sense of opulence and elegance. A regal feel throughout the entire collection is set off with the jewel-toned colour palette of emerald greens, champagne golds and rich ruby reds. One of our key gowns of the season is based upon the couture made gown I created for a guest at the Royal Wedding, very in-keeping with the theme. Working with this season’s trends, expect a lot of playfulness with sleeves, cape style gowns and all over embroidery.


Take a look at my top picks from this season:

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