Feature: Nigel Ramsay’s Fashion Show and Breast Cancer Benefit
These are the designs of Connecticut based designer Nigel Ramsay who will present his fall collection tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, 2012, 8 pm at 30 Arbor Street, Hartford, CT.
Ramsay’s passion for design has been with him since his first sewing class at Weaver High School in Hartford. His designs are noted for their unique, alluring but simple elegance. A native of Jamaica, Ramsay’s designs also reflect his heritage through his use of vibrant color and rich fabrics.
I first met Nigel when he came down from Boston to participate in a charitable fashion show that I had organized. Connecticut was not so fashion focused then, so I was just happy to learn that I would be getting an out of town designer to add to the roster of local ones for my charitable group fashion show. We were all pretty much blown away by his designs and realized then that he could have actually carried the entire event alone. Since then he has presented his designs during Boston Fashion Week, Caribbean Fashion Week and at numerous charitable events across the United States. He is currently living and working in Connecticut and when I ran into him last summer, I realized that we were actually neighbors. We’ve been hanging out a lot lately and as a result, I’ve had the pleasure to meet so many people here in the small design/art community. I’ve also had VIP access to all of the behind the scenes preparations that he’s made for Saturday’s event. (hence why I am blogging this at 4:38 AM). All I can say is that the venue, the designs, the models, the entertainment are all fantastic!!!!!
The event will be hosted by Sonia Baghdady, the Emmy award winning television news anchor and reporter of News Channel 8 WTNH and co-publisher of StyleConfessions.com. The event also features live entertainment from Laree Salmon of Hartford and Troy “Elektrik Kidd” Durden of Boston, and and after party featuring DJ Wasine of 89.3 FM and EnergyRadio.co.
Partial proceeds from his October 27th event will be donated to Gardner’s House, Inc., an independent non-profit advocacy group for low income cancer patients. Tickets are $40 or $80 for VIP access and can be purchased online at nigelramsay.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Photo Credit: Keith Claytor