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#RitaColson2017 – The Press Launch

#RitaColson2017 – The Press Launch
 

Hello lovelies, so I’ve had time to ‘rest’ recuperate and ready for the next thing. If I’m honest I was ready for the next thing even before the launch ended I already had in place my next move. I love what I do and because of that it’s never ‘work’ I honestly find it very difficult to switch my creative antennas off. I might have a problem…lol My reason for this is I don’t want to miss anything, I want to be fully present.



My debut collection was launched to a VIP audience with leading wedding and fashion industry press and guests at RSA House on Friday 24th March. The launch was produced and hosted by Director of Nu Bride and renowned wedding expert Nova Reid, as part of her Nu Bride Presents series; showcasing progressive brands with inclusive diversity at the core of their work.

The guests were treated to a vibrant, creative and inclusive catwalk show that captured the essence of the collection. I love having contrast in my work and this case the juxtaposition was on tradition with a modern twist. Celebrating the nostalgia of tradition whilst embracing creativity and style. The collection was accessorised by Kelly Spence and Charlotte Mills Bridal, a beautiful showcased of diverse models, to the elegant sound of sensational classical classic opera singer Abigail Broughton complemented by contemporary dancer Jermaine Joseph's powerful opening performance to Casta Diva. The fusion of live music and dance visibly moved guests and included opera classics Summertime and Mio Bambino Caro, encapsulating my love of art, music, dance and creativity. Gorrrrrgeous!!!!  🙂

The Tavern Room at the RSA House was the perfect backdrop for the launch, just a stone's throw off the Strand, and round the corner from The Savoy, this was truly stuff that dreams are made of. The Georgian style of the building was perfectly complemented by extravagant floral displays, candles and traditional white seating. Spring flowers were used ranunculus, hellebores, 'White O'Hara' and 'Patience' garden roses were dotted in the bouquets as well as the seating and trailing fireplace floral displays. It was extremely elegant and fresh; and of course behind every successful production there are an exceptional team that put everything together. I was blessed to work with an amazing team of UK wedding industry suppliers, Matt Maurice Events, Over The Top Rentals, HK Hair Artist, Joyce Connor MUA, De Winton Paper Co, featuring show - stopping flowers by Miriam Faith Flowers. The event was captured by Fine Art photographer Cecilia Photography and Urban Cinematography.

Contemporary Dancer - Jermaine Joseph

M.I.R.I.A.M

Behind the Seams - @RSA

Rehearsals before the show

 

Thank you for stopping by hope you've enjoyed reading my journey into creating my debut bridal collection.  See you soon and leave a comment.

Rx x

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#RitaColson2017 - Part 1

#RitaColson2017 - Part 1
 

It's been ages guys!!!! I'm sitting here on the eve of the press launch of my debut collection reflecting on the journey I've had, deciding to officially launch and what it has taken to achieve this goal.  So who is Rita Akosua Colson? I am a Ghanaian British-born West London Bridal designer and this would be my debut Bridal collection.

Why Bridal?
I've been asked many times and the story goes like this; I made 3 dresses they were all in very dark colours I decided to make the last one in a lighter shade which happened to be[...]

Life of a bridal designer - My afternoon at Tate Britain

Life of a bridal designer - My afternoon at Tate Britain
 

HelloO beautiful people! Its been awhile, almost 10 days since I last posted. How are you all doing? I've been very busy in the studio cooking up some special projects just for you - all will be revealed in due time!

Recently I was interviewed by a group of fashion students who asked me where I get my inspiration from. To be honest, I have often heard other people respond to that question and their answers are always very specific and profound. So when I got asked this question I really[...]

Slender Silhouettes - a feature in Nubride

Slender Silhouettes - a feature in Nubride
There are some collaborations that just work, you find the venue by accident, you're push for time but some how it all comes together like magic... poW!

Last year i teamed up with model Jenny K and Menswear Lifestyle blogger and photographer Edmond Kamara of Cuts For Him, my vision for this shoot was to explore the juxtaposition of raw strength and beauty, colour and texture in nature. Nova at the award wining blog Nubride wrote a wonderful feature of the brand, the different processes in Bespoke / Couture dresses and the inspiration behind the[...]

Bespoke or not to Bespoke…

Why choose Bespoke?
The Bespoke service offered by the Rita Colson brand allows you to create a one-of-a-kind dress designed especially for you. You may wish to modify silhouettes or cuts from our Bridal dresses to create your own unique design, or it might be that you have ideas of your own that I can apply my skills and expertise to help you realise.
What are the benefits of choosing a bespoke dress?
Each bespoke dress is made from scratch in our studio. Often, this will require several fittings over and above our normal Couture service, as we need to create a brand new[...]

Collaborating with Cliveden House

Collaborating with Cliveden House
Every now and then I like to look back and reflect on my achievements so far. I was reminded of the shoot that started it all. I had the opportunity of designing a mini collection based on Cliveden House, a luxury country house, a wedding venue in Berkshire.

It was the perfect setting for an enchanted wedding shoot. The fairy tale architecture, lavish interiors and breathtaking grounds set amongst 376 acres of National Trust parklands, overlooking the grounds. Wow!! It's all coming back to me, it was truly breathtaking. Cliveden is surely one of the finest places in[...]