Introducing Rita Colson

Rita Colson is a London based fashion designer specialising in bridal couture and evening wear. Her unique style uses vintage lace and silk to create contemporary and bespoke pieces with an ethical twist.

Rita Colson modern wedding dresses

About Rita Colson

I believe that great design makes everything better.

I’m fascinated by explorations of style, and looking at ways in which rules can be bent to create new, surprising designs that respect tradition but aren’t afraid to question it. My background is in high fashion, and with a decade’s experience in commercial design, I turned to the world of bridal design wanting to create versatile capsule collections and bespoke pieces that could have a life of their own after ‘I do’.

My work is light, fluid and contemporary. I’ve found that inspiration can strike when I’m least expecting it, so it’s just as likely that my design for your bridal attire was initially sparked by the curve of a vase in a ceramics exhibit or the crescendo of a favourite piece of music as it was by the looks rocking the catwalk!

Working from my West London studio, I love to collaborate with my clients and create completely one-of-a-kind bridal dresses and separates, as well as pouring my creative soul into my collections, which are available to purchase from leading bridal shops in London (The Wedding Club) and the South East (The Pantry). If my designs speak to your creative soul, and you’d like to have a chat about how we can work together, then I’d love to hear from you.

Get in touch to book an appointment with me for a bespoke design consultation, or to find out more about the dresses in my collections.

Sincerely and stylishly yours,

Rita x

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Rita Colson short sequin wedding dress

The Resurgence Collection

Launched in 2022, this beautiful new collection by Rita Colson is vivacious, whimsical and forward thinking, taking timelessness and adding a mischievous and exquisitely tailored twinkle. Think delicate organza, sequins and frills for just the right amount of sass alongside the sophistication. If you’re ready to party, Resurgence is right there with you.

Step into the spotlight and get ready to show the world that refined elegance and a playful heart are not mutually exclusive.

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Rita Colson modern wedding dress

Contemporary bridalwear for stylish sophisticates

Made To Order & Bespoke Design

As well as multiple collections, Rita Colson provides a made to order and bespoke bridalwear design service.

Made to Order allows you to personalise a wedding dress from the Rita Colson collection. Add your own style and make adjustments and additions, like including a longer sleeve or shorter skirt.

Bespoke Design allows you to create a truly one-of-a-kind dress or garment designed especially for you.

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The Light in Movement Collection

Rita designed this collection with beautiful fluid movement in mind. These designs are for taking the world in your stride, for twirling and strutting and standing tall.

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Rita Colson ethical and inclusive wedding dresses

Inspired by the possibilities of weightlessness and fluidity in fabrics like tulle, silk and crepe, the Light in Movement collection showcases Rita Colson’s signature blend of tradition and modernity.

Taking classic silhouettes and adding surprising and stylish twists, this is bridal attire for those who choose to dance through life.

See the full collection here.
Rita Colson wedding dress

Design your perfect bridal gown from scratch

Rita Colson Real Brides

A selection of images featuring real brides wearing Rita Colson.

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On Sustainability

“Sustainability to me is using vintage within some of my work. I love vintage so I always find ways of using something like a bodice or a trimming from an old dress to make a new one. For example the embroidery section of the ‘Marta’ Jacket in the latest collection is made from a bodice of a 1980’s wedding dress. I also love to use end of line fabrics which is cost effective and minimises waste.”

“It’s very important to me that my gowns are British made. Not only is it cost effective, I believe we all have a responsibility in knowing who makes our clothing, and the conditions in which they’re working.”

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The Wedding Club
39 Thurloe Street,
South Kensington,
London, SW7 2LQ
Tel: 0121 440 8276
Email: [email protected]
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The Pantry
20 High Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1AX
Tel: 01799 796 148
Email: [email protected]
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