SS 2010

Rita co Rita

RITA CO RITA
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Rita van Ostaeyen is born in Belgium, but lives since several years on Mallorca. After many years of living and working in Belgium, she could realise her dream:  to move to this charming island and to start her own collection.

Rita had always a great passion for knitwear and used to create sweaters and pieces for her sons, later also for friends and even for some fashion boutiques.
This way she could develop her talent during years, trying different techniques, inventing new fantasies. But the dream to start her own business and to change the grey colours of Belgium into the sunny days of Mallorca, became more strong.

The first collection of Rita co Rita was born for Spring/Summer 2003. Hand knitted cardigans and jumpers and cotton dresses inspired by the undergarments that Spanish girls wear under their party frogs. Red, white, ecru, acqua, pink and brown were the colours of the starting collection of this new company.

Rita is not the kind of designer who will sit down for hours and draw you a collection; no, she will take a box with yarns, start mixing colours and invent a new style behind her handknitting machine. An old dirty sweater from the flea market sometimes has the perfect knitting technique or fantasie to use in a new style for girls and boys of today.  The collection are refined ad spontaneous and especially made to dress children as children, simple, colourful and with the possibility to mix everything together upon your own style and wish. Dresses, skirts and coats, pants and shirts complete the look of the knits and give many ways to combine. Her passion for knitwear, her love for culture and the natural belgian curiosity made possible the merge of nordic flavours with the vivacity and „joie de vivre“ of the colours of the Spanish Island.

 

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