The Raishma brand has been synonymous with quality, style and cutting edge design since 1998. The brand has an established reputation, with a loyal client base.
Raishma Islam is the creative force behind the brand, designing couture bridal and evening gowns with a fusion twist that the label is so well known for. Trained under Elizabeth Emmanuel (who made Princess Diana’s wedding dress), she has created gowns for HRH Princess Eugenie and Beatrice, and received mainstream and international press coverage at the Royal Wedding in 2011 when she dressed a special guest attending the wedding.
Raishma has gone back to her roots and is now taking bespoke bridal orders for 2015. She will however only take on 50 brides for the year, to give each bride the customer service they need, and pricing starts from £2000. The service includes toiles which are mock up of the dress/bodice (subject to price) and embroidery sampling and fabric swatching.
Sharon Lakhanpal has been working with Raishma for the last 10 years and takes all appointments and fits each bride herself from the beginning to end of the process. Their joint expertise is more than 35 years, and word of mouth and reputation alone have helped us to create more than 2000 wedding dresses for their over the last 10 years.
What makes Raishma different? We are not retailers but designers who can create your wedding dress from pictures and ideas you have to the wedding dress of your dreams. We will tell you if the ideas work well or not and what really suits your body shape how to make the most the most of your silhouette. We understand what works best on all body shapes, so we therefore design the outfit to make it as flattering as possible so you feel your most confident on your Big Day.
Our wedding dresses vary in style from traditional white wedding gowns with delicate unique embroidery, to our famous fusion styles perfect for mixed marriages and the more modern bride, to traditional Pakistani and Indian wedding outfits.
We understand how important the fit of the garment is, and how the finer details are so important to each bride. We try to take the drama out of the process, and get you as near to the actual dress with the mock up of the dress and embroidery sampling, before we make the wedding dress in silk.
We take 3-12 months lead time, but we can make wedding outfits on an urgent basis if required. If you would like to book an appointment for a consultation please phone the studio on 0208 552 6751 or email us on email@example.com. We mainly take bridal appointments on a saturday so please keep that in mind.
We can also create grooms wear, bridesmaids and mother of the bride custom made outfits. Our grooms wear is designed to co ordinate with the bride and an embroidery sample and fabric swatch is available for approval for each outfit. The same service is for bridesmaids, creating outfits that suit each bridesmaid's body shape as well as working with the chosen colour scheme..