British designer Rahemur Rahman uses natural fibres, dyes and woodblock prints to create designer menswear. His works catch your eye with the right use of toned down as well as bright colours.
His keyhole prints seem like an upbeat take on the traditional ikkat prints, and this familiarity makes Rahman's outfits unique. A second-generation Bangladeshi immigrant, Rahman is keen on upholding his ancestry and his Bengali identity through his creations. He uses a lot of organic silk and khadi cotton to make luxury jackets, pant suits, long kurtas, shirts and much more.
Rahman has a rich background of working for top brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christopher Raeburn and Yang Li before he launched his own label. He graduated from the renowned Central Saint Martins College where he completed his BA Fashion Menswear. His debut collection at London Fashion Week Men's Autumn-Winter 2019 was heavily appreciated.
His Summer/Spring 2020 collection used shades of topaz, navy, grey, purple and peach. The collection included laser cut pants, wrap suits and t-shirts. The young designer is creative and willing to push boundaries to voice his inspirations.
Rahman works with the Bangladeshi brand Aranya, who are well-known for using cottons, silks and natural dyes such as indigo for their collections.
In an interview with Elle magazine in India, he said "The ready-made garments industry in Bangladesh has drained its natural resources and placed toxic fumes into every natural resource. I want to create work as and when I need to, using natural dyes with organic ethical textiles, ensuring everyone along the way is treated with the same respect and honour."
He further said, "Fashion is no longer just about clothes, and I am looking forward to see how many doors this change will open for the people who felt like they did not have a voice. I am ready to hear people scream."