It’s been a world-wind since l started writing, reporting live and blogging about British Asian fashion since the beginning of the year. From attending events, writing articles for publications to exclusively viewing the latest designers collections.
I’m always on the look for British Asian fusion fashion for the blog, especially seen as Eid is cropping up, l promised l would be sharing the latest Eid fashion and l couldn’t turn down the chance to visit Raishma’s pop up shop in Shoreditch over the weekend.
The brand is mainly based online but for individuals who prefer to try before they buy there is a studio near Green Street which is by appointment only, however on some occasions Raishma does a pop-up shop.Plus it was perfect timing considering Eid is coming up.
When walking into the pop-up shop l was pleasantly supraised to see four large rails of clothing sectioned out in occasions and colours. I flicked through and found casual beaded pieces and long blouses which l had not noticed before on the Raishma website. It made such a big difference to see the collection first hand with my own eyes l was able to appreciate the finer detailing of all the outfits.
The collection included the wide array of beaded, ribbon and embroidered pieces, casual and party wear. If your looking for casual spring and summer Asian fashion clothing you might like the summery beaded neck detailing on the kaftans (image 1), however if your looking for a classic party piece.
The garments prices ranged from £39 to £345. I even spotted some beautiful Indian style clothing you could wear to a wedding for example you could wear Raishma’s all white gown with a beaded layers all over the torso.
For all those ladies who wear hijab l would suggest the kaftan’s (image 2). The come in classic navy blue which contracts well with the gold detailing or why not de different this Eid and try a summery shade of peachy/orange. It’s closest to the natural pastel shade which is on trend this season.
If you follow the latest Asian trends and want to be on trend you can try the all white damask pattern (below, image 3). Symmetrical patterns are hard to find with British Asian fashion brands and have been originally seen on western runways from the lights of Alexander Mcqueen, Manish Arora and India’s Payal Singh.
l prefer Raishma’s practical yet party wear style as it’s ideal for Eid because it's elegant runway style garment and look, l’m not sure about no sleeves as l love my sleeves but it still has to be once of my favourites.
Oh, don’t worry most suits you see without sleeves do come with sleeves and only some are exceptions due to the design of the clothing.
There were great options for Eid with Raishma’s collection, if your more into your traditional Asian fashion cuts you could purchase the trouser suits.
If your looking for a modern twist on traditional Asian garments the collection is perfect for you.
As you can see in the main blog photo l couldn’t leave empty handed, I brought a some casual and evening dress tops. Watch out on my Instagram where l will post me wearing British Asian fashion by Raishma. And l’ll be sure to update and let you see how l styled it out.
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