The OUMA label is the eponymous creation of Artistic Director and Designer, Ou Ma. With over 16 years spent designing, Ma has dressed celebrities from the likes of Anne Hathaway, Christy Turlington, and Kate Winslet, and has received major accolades in Vogue Italia, WWD, and New York Magazine. Her designs have been showcased at New York Fashion Week.
Established in 2016 within the heart of Vancouver's Gastown, OUMA started as a custom bridal design studio and offered one-of-a-kind wedding dresses for local Vancouver brides. Since its inception, OUMA distinguished itself by delivering fashion-forward, chic, and timeless bridal designs, quickly earning a reputation for its commitment to sophistication and individuality.
During the pandemic, OUMA swiftly adapted to meet the needs of brides seeking elopement dresses or outfits for civil ceremonies. OUMA introduced a range of options, including bridal separates, pantsuits, short dresses, and sleek, simple designs, available both online and in-studio for both Vancouver and international brides. In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, Designer Ma innovatively introduced virtual fittings for brides who ordered custom dresses from locations beyond Vancouver, ensuring timely delivery. OUMA successfully built a robust online following during these challenging times.
Now, OUMA stands as a female-owned and female-led business that creates one bridal collection per year with more than 14 wholesale stockists around the world. Central to OUMA’s mission is a commitment to zero-waste practices, not only utilizing fabric scraps for accessory creation but also engineering bridal outfits that can be worn over and over again.
For those embarking on West Coast wedding dress shopping, OUMA is the epitome of a bridal boutique. Ou Ma, the Canadian bridal designer at the helm, has transformed the studio into a haven for those seeking custom wedding dresses, couture bridal designs, and styles ranging from romantic to modern wedding dresses. OUMA's distinctive approach to bridal design has elevated it to prominence in the Canadian bridal scene, offering brides an unparalleled experience of sophistication and personalized style.