Go bespoke with Seema M

Go bespoke with Seema M

Designing feminine silhouettes with beautiful embellishments

ARTICLE BY : Hanisha Sethi


Seema M’s brand is a mélange of intricate embellishments, unique patterns, heritage precious and semi-precious natural stones, beads, Swaroski crystals and pearls. She believes these are quintessential to traditional Indian outfits, and that the contemporary feminine silhouettes render individuality to modern Bridal wear. Her designs are very unique, effortlessly stylish and yet rooted in Indian tradition.

Tell us about your fashion journey and how you founded Seema M?
I studied Fashion Design in Mumbai, and discovered the importance of bespoke designing while shopping for my brother’s wedding. Unimpressed with choices, I decided to create my own swatch using stones from my mum’s old jewellery! Since then, jewels and hand-embroidery have always been an integral part of my designs. I started my studio in Gujarat in 2010, and since then, have catered to a diverse clientele across India. After moving to London I set up Seema M in 2018. All outfits are conceptualised and designed by me and embellished and produced by my in-house team of artisans in India. We do not outsource anything, and have total control over each aspect of outfit creation – everything is made with the purest of fabrics and high quality embellishments.   

What’s your company ethos?
The satisfaction of our clients and well-being of our team is the core of our ethos. We are passionate about turning our clients vision into reality. We employ people from all backgrounds and make sure they are paid above industry standards, giving them the best opportunity to improve their quality of life. We aim to create timeless and elegant hand-embellished outfits that are traditional, yet chic and bespoke, yet affordable.  Our aim is to make brides look beautiful and feel confident.

Why would you support businesses founded in Britain?
We live in tough times where supporting your local community and smaller brands could mean their survival isn’t threatened. At Seema M, we make an effort to utilise services of local tailors wherever possible. A seamless mix of local and global processes means UK brides are able to shop locally at affordable prices. Our bespoke prices start from : Occasion & Party wear £250  | Engagement & Civil £400  | Wedding & Reception £900.

Describe your design process
We start with a consultation with the bride, sometimes brides have a mood board which helps me dive into their minds. As jewel work and hand embroidery is at the centre of the outfit, my focus is to understand what colours, tones and textures are preferred. We discuss the silhouette, neckline, fabrics, colour-palette, and then create a sketch, and move to measurements. After this, the labour of love begins, and it’s an intense process. The final checks are made and the bride is invited for a trial. I make frequent trips to India to ensure process  quality. We also ensure the bride is kept in the loop at all times.

Our Message to Brides:
“All brides who have decided to get married are really lucky to have found a partner to lean on. At this time, where across the world many lives have been lost, to have your loved ones safe is the best thing. This is a small setback in the long and beautiful journey you will have. We need to be patient and count our blessings”

• Seema M
London Based
+44(0)7375 919 947
Instagram: @Seema.M.Official
Facebook: /SeemaMOfficial

Photography: KDB photography

As seen in Khush Wedding 25. Buy this issue here



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