Riccardo Grassi


RACIL is a London based brand set up by designer Racil Chalhoub in 2015. Its focus and ‘tour de force’ is the Tuxedo or Le Smoking – an item of clothing that Racil first fell in love with while living in Paris as a young girl.

She named the brand after her mother whose innate elegance left an indelible impression upon her style imagination.


Racil launched her debut capsule collection in Paris, centered on variations of Le Smoking that could be worn separately or together depending on the occasion. This was the designer’s introduction to her own world of ‘Le Smoking’. A feminine world where elegance is first and foremost an attitude, and where modern and personal style convey a cosmopolitan soul.


Every season a new chapter evolves, and Racil tells a different story. The designer enjoys playfully re-inventing ‘Le Smoking’, and the collections have now grown to include dresses, tops and accessories, yet always keeping the brand’s DNA at heart.

Racil enjoys collaborating with a ‘family’ of inspirational muses, stylists and photographers to capture the look and attitude of each season.

Every collection is created to be worn in a myriad of ways and suits the life of the RACIL woman, chic, nonchalant, versatile and a little daring, from day to night and night to day.  The brand’s loyal following come to rely on the playful dress up and down magic of the RACIL tuxedo.

  • 21 Sep
    9 Oct
    Via Piranesi 4, 20137 Milano
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