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Eric Raisina

04 OCTOBER 2018 | 21:15

MELROSE ARCH

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Eric Raisina

Eric is one of those designers with the ability to transport you immediately into his own private universe. It was in his home of Madagascar where he began his foray into design and sewing. Natural materials, such as silk, raffia, sisal, linen and cotton quickly became his trademark.

Winning the prize of New Young Talent at the Fashion Festival and Textile Competition (MANJA) enabled him to study in Paris at the Duperré School where he excelled in the creation of textiles. He began entering his creations in the Haute Couture shows in Paris and graduated with a Master’s degree from the Institute Français de la Mode in 1999.

His taste for exploration compelled him to discover new cultures and diverse techniques in Africa as well as in Asia. Various experiences gave him the confidence to start his own workshop where he trained weavers, seamstresses and embroiderers. Research began on new textures, colors, unique weave patterns, most recognizabe silk fur and natural raffia lace.

The Eric Raisina haute texture collections is composed of one of a kind pieces and accessories which demonstrate his passion and talent for style, which continues to evolve, all the while staying true to his personal taste. His collections have been shown in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.

       

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