London-based Raishma were another of the catwalk exhibitors, shopping for some new rich clients, at the 2010 Asiana Elite Bride Show. Their collection had traditional bridal red shades, but these were a lot more similar to western-style wedding gowns with big dramatic skirts!
Many thanks again to Ziggi Studio for use of these photos.
I do recall many years ago I visited Raishma showroom on Green Street in London, after seeing their designs in Asiana Magazine and Asiana Wedding. Perhaps it was the way I was dressed, or my age at the time but I can say it wasn't a very comfortable browsing experience and I definitely felt a "snooty" vibe in there!!
Having said that, a friend of mine did purchase her wedding lehnga from there was was very pleased with it...I guess like a lot of asian retailers they're only after "serious" customers *note to all shop owners/designers, be nice to all your customers/store visitors cause a first impression can be a lasting impression and that person you made a bad impression on might end up running her own fashion blog one day!
I'd love to hear your experiences with Raishma, leave a comment!