Rashmi Kumari Ahmad

The haute-couture queen indulged her passion for pret
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 19 March 2015
Rashmi Kumari Ahmad
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Dubai lured me with the promise of a new adventure. After 20 years of dealing with cold New York, I was ready to head off to somewhere a lot warmer. 
Seven years of bespoke couture has led me to launch an easy-to-wear pret range. My first collection of flirty skirts and painstakingly embroidered and embellished crop-tops have been snapped up by stores like Bloomingdale’s and Ginger & Lace. 
I have established myself in Dubai but expanding overseas has been a huge leap forward. My pieces at Cream Jeddah were a great success. I’m keen to embark on more collaborations.
You cannot be out of the social media loop. I learned this lesson late and regret not setting up an Instagram account earlier in the game. 
I need to push myself to experiment. I had gotten complacent, designing items that sold. I realised that fashion evolves quickly and even though people are loving and buying what I have to offer, I need to try new ideas and styles. That’s what I did with my pret line! 

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