ABOUT THE DESIGNER, ARTIST & AUTHOR – ROBERT RÍSON
Robert Ríson (pronounced “reeson”) (born February 24, 1976) is a Clothing Designer, Author, Artist, Channeler, and Metaphysical Healer. He is a 3rd Degree Reiki Master of the Usui System of Reiki Healing (Usui Shiki Rycho). He wrote his first “how to” book about the methodology of thought and reality creation at the age of 12 (The Living Information) in 1988. He, also, has researched the subject of life extension, through the use of alternative methods of nutrition and health, since that time. Having graduated from high school at the age of 16, he then wrote his second book (Elevated Dining) at the age of 17. Not limiting his search to just metaphysical understanding, he incorporated scientific understanding, as well. The result of the research was the book “ELEVATED DINING.” He incorporated “ELEVATED DINING” alternative methods into his business/artistic affairs and found that these concepts proved beneficial to his patrons/ clients psychological well-being. Revised editions of these 2 earlier books are scheduled for release in 2017. He has traveled to Egypt, Tibet and Japan in researching the esoteric and metaphysic knowledge. He is currently working on his 3rd book, which will include the knowledge gained from these sojourns. The current book project is scheduled for release in 2016. He has a Degree in the Science of Business Administration and a Degree in Dress Making & Design.
From the years of 1994 to 2003, Rison was mostly doing stage and costume designs, promoting his collaborative works of art, promoting his first two books and operating his retail clothing boutique. He Design Internshiped @ Antthony Mark Hankins Inc, June 1 2000 in Dallas Texas. A short Summer Internship at the HomeShoppingNetwork Celebrity Superstar Designers Fashion House @ Antthony Mark Hankins Inc.
He started the pursuit of dressmaking and clothing designing as a professional fashion designer full time in 2011, after his sojourn form the Far East. He and Associates launched ECLAT Design & Atelier House in March 2011. As Creative Director, he launched his eponymous collection & label for release March 2011 for Fall/Winter 2011/2012.
That Collection was presented in House @ ECLAT. The second Collection S/S 2012 was presented @ Charleston Fashion Week 2012 as a Trunk Show (March 2012 Charleston SC)., The third Collection for F/W 2012/2013 was presented @ Audi/Columbia Style Week 2012 (June 2012 Columbia SC). The fourth collection S/S 2013 was presented @ Charlotte International Fashion Week 2012 (September 2012 Charlotte NC). From the reviews, interviews and write-ups from the 2nd, 3rd & 4th shows, he has been offered to present @ Plitz New York City International Fashion Week and Fashion Week Brooklyn 2014..
In 2013 the ECLAT Group reorganized, separating the alterations services division into a subsidiary unit. The focus now is Showroom wholesale to Retail and the building of global presence.
His graphics works have been used as theatrical placards and clothing designs. He has exhibited his graphic art lithographs in prestigious galleries such as Kline, La Boetie, Ace Contemporary, Modernism, Deville Gallery, Winged Horse, Gallery 6, Gallery 10, Gallery 30 and the list goes on. His works have been sold in the United States and in Europe. In his many diverse projects he superbly combines all of his learned knowledge, releasing a creativity that is profoundly prolific. As such, he has appeared on the cover of and been interviewed by several local magazines in Las Vegas, NV, Columbia, S.C. and Ft. Lauderdale Fl. He has designed clothes and costumes from the Las Vegas Strip., all the way to Hollywood and Broadway! His designs and professional interviews have appeared in local and international magazines.
He has owned a boutique/design shop in Las Vegas, NV; Columbia S.C. (State of the Textile Industry) and Ft. Lauderdale Fl. Currently he operates a boutique/design/tailor shop in Columbia, S.C and a showroom in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. His designs have appeared in several magazines and they have a following of notable people in the arts, society, and GLBT/LGBT Entertainment community.
Additionally, his quest to enlighten the public to the knowledge of the extended life, that is available now through metaphysical/New Age enhancement techniques has led him to appear on numerous esoteric new age radio talk show programs throughout the United States in the promotion of his books.