Uma | Raquel Davidowicz
We have been looking for a modern, minimalist collection that caters to all ages and is timeless. I discovered the UMA collection on an Instagram influencer feed of a lovely looking woman in her sixties. I was intrigued and fell in love with both the model and the style of her dress. Said style captured a creative woman that could be of any age or profession. In fact, Raquel takes inspiration from many influential Silvers such as Actress Tilda Swinton, Artist Anni Albers, and Dancer Pina Bausch. We reached out to the designer, who returned our note with enthusiasm to be featured on our site and shop the store in SOHO, New York. It is our pleasure to present the UMA S/S 19 collection for you to enjoy.
Conceived by the couple Raquel and Roberto Davidowicz, UMA | Raquel Davidowicz first appeared in Sao Paulo, in 1995. Raquel is the creative head behind their exclusive creations. Roberto is responsible for the whole operation, from finance to sales.
Raquell started UMA after working for eight years in her husband’s family business. Through this, she gained invaluable insight into designing collections with a more classic style, centered around mature women. Once this period ended, Raquel and Roberto decided to spread their wings to create a new brand with their own DNA. In 1996, they launched UMA as a small pop-up store inside an art gallery; they’ve grown to global recognition since.
The word UMA is a feminine Portuguese pronoun meaning “one” similar “une” in French or “uno” in Spanish. This “one-ness” encapsulates the brand’s mission: singularity, empowering people to feel unique without sacrificing their personalities. UMA achieves this through exclusive shapes and fabrics that stray from the obvious. In addition, the contemporary flair of São Paulo and Brazil at large seeps into the stitches, drapes, and silhouettes. All this results in a collection of expertly-crafted, minimalist, loose, and eloquent outfits.