Exclusive Interview with Rivini’s Rita Vinieris

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In just one week we will have infinite creative genius under one roof. Wednesday, November 20 marks the Grand Opening of our new luxury salon (and you’re invited, so RSVP)! The night will be a celebration complete with a couture fashion show, and appearances by designers Ines Di Santo, Jorge Manuel, Maria Elena Fuentes, Edgardo Bonilla, and Rivini Fashion Director James Brown.

To celebrate the occasion, designer and Rivini Creative Director Rita Vinieris granted us an exclusive interview. This is such a treat, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you! James Brown will represent the label at our Grand Opening.



LB: What is a typical day as the Rivini Fashion Director?

RITA VINIERIS: A typical day is that there is no typical day!

LB: Who is the Rivini bride?

RITA VINIERIS: She’s someone who wants to look beautiful and shine on her wedding day. My mission is to always make sure a woman looks beautiful and does not have to worry about anything on her wedding day. Just enjoy the day.

LB: What 5 words describe the Fall 2014 Collection?  

RITA VINIERIS: EFFORTLESSNESS, all the dresses have it this season. GENTLE. Everything is FLOATY. There’s a LIGHTNESS to it and SHEEN.

Rivini backstage The Knot

A look at a model backstage before Rivini’s Fall 2014 showing at Bridal Fashion Week / theknot.com.

LB: How does Rivini achieve “simple luxury,” something that may seem like an oxymoron, so (seemingly) effortlessly?

RITA VINIERIS: Luxury comes from the workmanship and fit that is coupled with luxurious European fabrics, always in a modern manner, with non-complicated luxurious detail. The embroideries and beading are always delicate and important. I try to balance the fabric with the beading in a simple modern manner that is timeless.

LB: What most inspires Rivini’s designs?  

RITA VINIERIS: The Elements that sustain life, the beauty in detail, my travels, and the spirit of my family. The wonderful times I share with my husband and two daughters inspires me to create!

LB: There was a lot of buzz about Rivini’s 2014 Collection runway show kicking off with two women walking the aisle hand-in-hand. What’s the message?

RITA VINIERIS: It’s just a celebration of our times.

LB: The new collection includes a jumpsuit. What kind of bride do you envision wearing a Rivini jumpsuit for her wedding?

RITA VINIERIS: I want every one of my brides to feel fabulous and beautiful on her wedding day whether she wants to wear a gown or feels a jumpsuit better suits her style. She needs to feel she is beautiful.

Rivini wedding jumpsuit

One of our favorite looks from the latest collection: a jumpsuit.

LB:  What’s your favorite part about showing the newest collection in New York City during bridal fashion week?  

RITA VINIERIS: I love the energy of New York City. It’s the center of fashion. What I love the most about Bridal Fashion Week is working with amazing talented people that are on my team in New York City who bring my fashion show to life!

Rita Vinieris during bridal fashion week October 2013

Rita Vinieris after her show at Bridal Fashion Week.