Last month we were invited by Nova from Nu Bride to the launch of Rita Colson’s debut bridal collection at RSA House. On a chilly Friday evening, we jumped onto the tube and headed into London. The launch was promised to be inclusive and full of diversity, which we were of course very eager to see!
The Tavern Room at RSA House was transformed into a beautiful backdrop for the exquisite gowns. Beautiful flowers, lighting and throughout. The show was started with a powerful performance by contemporary dancer Jermaine Joseph to Casta Diva, performed by Abigail Broughton. The performance was a fusion of live music and modern dance to opera classics Summertime and Mio Babbino Caro.
After the first performance, the catwalk started. Each gown was accessorised by Kelly Spence and Charlotte Mills Bridal. The exquisite gowns were showcased on an array of beautiful diverse models – we need more of this! Each gown has the feel of a ‘one of a kind’ piece with elegant and unique looks.
Rita Colson added, “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 by Rita Colson has been eagerly anticipated for a long time! With over 10 years of experience and a fashion graduate from Westminster London, Rita has been involved in design projects with many high-profile clients including Kylie Minogue. Rita is an advocate for the ethical use of textiles using vintage lace and silk to re-create luxury contemporary bespoke pieces with an ethical twist.
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, Rita offers a fully bespoke service from her West London base. The collection is also available in selected UK stockists.
For further information and to view the full bridal collection, visit ritacolson.com
Launch event partners:
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 and MA.RI.AM / Dancer: Jermaine Joseph / Models: Charlotte Brooke, Nyakor Riam, Masha Kaya, Ceci Zhang, Juliet Gough