The Dressing Room x Rixo London
Cult London brand RIXO has some very exciting news for you
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Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McClosky need no introduction. Their brand RIXO has only been going just over two years, yet their names get dropped just as often, if not more, than veteran designers amongst the fashion crowd.
Their story goes a bit like this: the friends went to the London College of Fashion together, were buyers at ASOS before spotting a gap in the market for vintage-inspired designs at a reasonable price. Fast forward a little and their feminine silk blouses, skirts and dresses are a go-to for celebs like Kylie Minogue and Margot Robbie, have a cult following on Instagram and have been picked up by the likes of Liberty and Net-A-Porter.
Suffice to say they’ve re-ignited our love for prints. Henrietta very kindly took a pause from taking over the world to talk us through the brand’s upcoming projects.
What was the inspiration behind Rixo?
RIXO is very much based on Orlagh and myself’s personal style and vintage pieces that we love. Inspiration for our collections comes form vintage fairs and flea markets that we go to – we are always on the hunt! Charity shops are also amazing to find great pieces. The inspiration for RIXO is quite bohemian and we love the 70s. Most importantly for us though is that we want to ensure we create shapes that flatter the woman’s body and use great quality materials. We are obsessed with our own personal silk vintage Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell dresses.
Shop now: RIXO LONDON Jade printed chiffon midi dress for £265 from Net-A-Porter
Your designs are very vintage-inspired, yet modern and wearable. How do you hit that balance?
It is a mixture of elements – firstly the print is key and it is also crucial that the correct print is put onto the correct shape. Not all prints suit all shapes so it’s getting the balance just right. The scale and colour of the print also has a huge impact on making sure each RIXO pieces has a modern appeal while still being vintage inspired. Then there is the material used… this is also key to ensure RIXO garment are wearable and flattering when worn. All three elements need to come together to make the perfectly vintage-inspired, yet modern and wearable piece.
Video: RIXO | Meet The Designers
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