Colleen Morris was born in London, England to Jamaican Parents. She is very proud of heritage and of being a Londoner.
She always wanted to be a Designer. She learnt the basics of dressmaking from her mother from whom she learnt to love fashion and costumes. She then went on to Central St Martin’s where she received a master’s degree in Fashion Design. She then did an apprenticeship on Savile Row to learn the art of tailoring.
After leaving St Martin’s she travelled to New York and fell in love with the city, where she was lucky enough to work as a stylist at MTV in the early 90’s. It led her to style and design for many celebrities including Donna Summer and Vanessa Williams while working freelance at MTV, including styling music videos.
She then worked on Broadway, on the hit musical of the 90’s Rent. She worked with the production for a number of years travelling internationally ending in London as the Assistant Costume Designer for that production.
Colleen then worked in Television and film over the years in numerous productions as a tailor and dressmaker. Working on projects as Law and Order Criminal Intent, Inside Man, PS I love You, Sopranos, Sex and The City and Gossip Girl.
She now also costume designs, she designed her first feature period film called Bolden! coming out in the Autumn.
Ultimately costume design has brought her back to her first love, Fashion Design, where she has always designed and built one off pieces for award ceremonies and special events for actors and actresses she worked with.
Colleen Morris debut her first collection A/W’18. at Prince’s Trust event in 2018.
Colleen Morris designs are for women who are very secure and confident in who they are. Her designs are sensual, grown up classics with a bold twist.
She will continue to work both in New York and London and be influenced by both great cities.