West London ethical Fashion designer Rita Akosua Colson unveils her eagerly anticipated debut Bridal Collection.
The Rita Colson 2017 Collection, is designed for the fashion forward bride celebrating the nostalgia of tradition whilst embracing creativity and style.
The 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.
Guests were treated to a vibrant, creative and inclusive catwalk show that cleverly captured the essence of Rita Colson’s 2017 collection; the juxtaposition of tradition with a modern twist. The popular collection, accessorised by Kelly Spence and Charlotte Mills Bridal, were beautifully showcased on an array of diverse models, to the elegant crescendo of sensational classical opera singer Abigail Broughton. This was 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 Babbino Caro, cleverly encapsulating Rita’s love for art, music, dance and creativity.
The Tavern Room at RSA House was the perfect backdrop for the launch and was transformed into a stunning catwalk space with a beautiful white palette, put together by a fantastic team of UK wedding industry suppliers, including 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 Cecelina Photography and Urban Cinematography.
About the Collection
Creativity, artistry and attention to detail are at the forefront of Rita Colson’s designs. Every dress has been made to be, or have the feel of a ‘one of a kind’ piece.
“My debut collection is inspired by my love of bold silhouettes, vintage, and playful textures. A collection that celebrates the craftsmanship of intricate beading, applique of 3D flowers over lace cleverly styled and put together”
The collection is designed with the independent woman in mind, who enjoys investing in classic pieces and always opts for style and what suits her body and not necessarily what’s ‘trending.”
The Rita Colson 2017 Bridal Collection is available directly from Rita Colson as both a made-to-measure and customisable semi-bespoke service. In addition, it offers a fully bespoke service, from her West London base.
The collection is now available to selected UK stockists.
About the Designer
With over 10 years of experience and a fashion graduate from Westminster University; West London fashion designer Rita Colson has been involved in design projects with many high-profile clients including, Kylie Minogue. Rita is a keen advocate of the ethical use of textiles using vintage lace and silk to re-create luxury contemporary bespoke pieces with an ethical twist.
All materials are sourced ethically and sustainably, creating elegant pieces for confident women who enjoy style.
Rita Colson specialises in bridal and evening wear and is inspired by everything around her, from beautiful life stories to her love of art, music, dance and theatre.
Produced by Nova Reid, Nu Bride || Flowers: Miriam Faith Flowers || Furniture: Ice Chair Hire || Hair: HK Hair Artist || Make Up: Joyce Connor Make up || Lighting & Sound: Matt Maurice Events || Linens: Over the Top Rentals || Jewellery: Kelly Spence || Shoes: Charlotte Mills Bridal || Photography: Cecelina Photography Stationery: De Winton Paper Co || Video: Urban Cinematography || Venue: RSA House
- Singers: Abigail Broughton | MA.RI.AM
- Dancer: Jermaine Joseph
- Models: Charlotte Brooke, Nyakor Riam, Masha Kaya, Ceci Zhang, Juliet Gough
Charlotte Mills Bridal | Miriam Faith Flowers | Kelly Spence Bridal Accessory Design | De Winton Paper Co | Over The Top Rentals