Raishma is a contemporary British couturier taking influences from cultures both east and west. Raishma uses authentic hand beading and thread work to veil delicate fabrics of georgette silks and tulle in her signature subtle colour palette. With a strict eye for detail and understanding the precise craftsmanship that goes into creating luxurious gowns, Raishma brings a designer influenced ready-to-wear collection to the market at affordable prices. Her fusion inspired aesthetic is unique and offers originality, thus allowing the collection to stand out distinctively. By taking modern shapes that are both flattering and on trend, Raishma's bohemian signature creates collections with an international appeal.
Couture trained under Elizabeth Emmanuel, Raishma opened her fashion house under the self-name brand in 1996. Creating bespoke bridal and couture gowns for 18 years, Raishma has dressed over 2,000 brides, members of the British Royal Family and A-list celebrities. In 2013, she expanded her brand by launching a ready-to-wear range, including cocktail dresses, evening gowns, bridal dresses and stylish separates. Raishma has presented her collections on a global scale in London, Marrakesh, New York, Doha, Abu-Dhabi and most recently at the Paris Couture Week. Gaining great recognition from press, Raishma’s meticulously embellished gowns have been featured in leading fashion journals and have made many appearances on celebrities at red carpet events.
In April 2017, Raishma opened her first central London store in Marylebone. Housing her couture gowns and ready-to-wear collections across the two-floor boutique, which is a luxurious setting for her clientele to embark on a unique experience. Currently, Raishma is stocked in key department stores in the UK and across the Middle East.