WELCOME TO SAVAGE CARNIVAL ARTS by MEL RICKSON
Based in Toronto, Melinda Rickson has designed and produced numerous Carnival costumes
throughout North America and the Caribbean. Her reputation has grown rapidly over the past
couple years for her attention to detail, including quality of costumes and creative designs.
She has been featured within several news articles and magazines all over the world. Now revered
as the youngest accomplished Carnival Costume designer and producer within Canada, Melinda is
best known for her Princess themed costumes, and her obsession with design creates a unique
synergy between sex appeal and opulence,
"Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess."
WE ARE SAVAGE!
Sales & Social Media
A key component in the success of brand Savage. As the head of our Sales and Social Media team he Constantly and consistently adds value to the endless possibilities that is Savage Carnival Arts.
Photography & Videography
Ryan, in charge of capturing the beautiful and behind the scenes moments and experiences that make us savage; providing an innovate and strategic approach to the portrayal of brand Savage.
At the very heart of the Savage Experience, maintaining the gold standard in our customer and mas relations, Ms.Bowen provides the best in Care Solutions for the thousands of revellers over the years.
At the helm of our production department, Alex is as much brain as she is beauty. An official Savage model and production expert, when it comes to costume production, she gets it done!
Mr. Kenrick Rickson
The Heart and Soul behind the brand Savage, has been and will always be Mr. Rickson. The reason the entire team works so hard to push for a complete experience.
THE HISTORY OF SAVAGE
Savage was established in 2005. Its purpose was to revolutionize the way masqueraders were treated. Its lead, Kenrick Rickson was on a mission to prove that his company could deliver an experience instead of just a costume.
At the age of 12 in 1970 he went missing from school for months at a time as he followed his love and passion for the arts. His mother would come searching for him and his mentors like Ken Morris would scurry him off to race home before her.
During his many years of mas making with such names as Mac Williams, Rickson eventually moved to Canada and continued his passion. Trinidad, Montreal, Toronto, Miami, Atlanta, St.Thomas, St.Martin are only a few places that Rickson has taken Savage Carnival Arts and will continue to do so.
Fast forward 11 years, we are introduced to Melinda Rickson. The young princess now at the helm of her fathers empire, Savage Carnival Arts. As she advances the vision of her father, you also see her blissful and enchanting designs work its way to the forefront of Savage, adding to the overall carnival experience. Her slogan, "Every girl deserves to be treated like a Princess" rings true to the heart of the Savage masquerader. Process, inspiration and comfort are paired with her obsession for mas. For Savage Carnival Arts, making a mas internationally continues to be a small part of the goal; but the world is not enough. Captivating the people, along with the crafted experience is what makes the Savage.
We are Savage. I Am Savage!
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Whining was banished and rhythm sections made illegal, steel orchestras and soca were banned and bam bams remained regal.
Paradise was no longer and the island became bland, this expressive space of beauty, fell into a dull land
Uptight attitudes became ubiquitously trendy while Menu was in her cocoon - a cocoon of celebration, That transformed with the moon.
Where mind consumption of worries and fears became lost and the glorification of the feminine physique was made boss.
Trading dollies, cute dresses and exiting the prim and proper realm of lady like tendencies was the only way.
Yellow Devils, a taboo crown of glitz and feathers, and the landscape of bacchanal was here to stay.
Diamonds and pearls were a must but not to be worn sipping tea, mommy, say, "doh shame me," but Menu, Menu is simply free.
Splashes of pinks, purples, and gold intertwined itself to create a contemporary artistry over her chest.
Pigments of silvers, blues and greens lit up as the rhythm of her hips manifest.
Gems reflecting the fire in her soul, yellows, oranges and reds, summoned a manifestation of a diamond feather crowned created for
A savage princess, broke free, redefining the celebration of femininity, a taboo bacchanalist butterfly, flying high over the sun's island majestry.
A savage, princess stands strong, adorned with glitz, feathers and light, gems to accentuate her beauty, glitter to enhance your sight.
- written by Kah-teri Rose for Savage Carnival Arts