If you know Weiz Dhurm, there is nothing conventional about his designs. For this collection, he explores the intrigued story of Bridget Bishop who was accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in 1692. He dives into her sense of fashion, living and lifestyle and how it differed from the puritans and the women in the society causing the uproar of the accusation. He portrays Bridget as a dominant, provocative, powerful and outspoken figure in a time where she had the heart of a man in the body of a woman, making her King.
The collection is filled with black as a re-occurring colour, strong silhouettes, feminine and provocative cut-outs, embellishments, voluminous gowns, velvet and silk betraying the lust for cheap values while combining it with rich textures.
Excellently done, some i love, some i like, some am indifferent about...
The label showcased at the recently concludedAfrica Fashion Week London(AFWL) 4th edition, and presented their debut collection tagged “Fly/Fly High” to an international audience. RAAH was created in April 2014 by businesswoman turned fashion designer Rahima Mohamed, and showcased a collection inspired by the celebration of colours from earthy creams, ivories, vibrant reds and timeless black. It also features vintage pieces. Speaking in her experience at AFWL, Rahima said
“My first AFWL experience was amazing, I learned a lot about the backstage madness and met so many talented emerging designers that inspired me to challenge myself more, so it was really a great experience“. “The first runway experience was fantastic. It was hectic and I was nervous at first but I got over it because the crowd made it easy for me!” she added.
The collection and designer received praise from the New African WomanEditor-in-Chief, Jane Jere and AFWL Founder Ronke Ademiluyi among others on the success of the showcase.