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.