Combining the young Creative Directors’ own names, contemporary womenswear label RIXO was founded in 2015 by London College of Fashion alumni Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McClosky. The 20-something-year-olds’ love for all things vintage led to the best kind of friendship and ultimately, the birth of RIXO. Now stocked on Net-a-Porter — as well as many boutiques around the world — RIXO is shooting for the stars and has no plans of falling short.
To create vintage inspired one-off pieces for the modern woman to wear with confident style and effortless grace. To honour this, the girls decided no piece would ever be mass produced. And that every print would be painted - by hand - by the founders themselves at their London studio. In the beginning, they launched their very first 100% silk “Virtues of Rosemary” collection, which included their iconic Camellia dress. Sold out in no time —and brought back in every print collection since — Camellia is just one of the many RIXO pieces to teach us that dressing-up is for daytime, floor-length can be casual, and style always transcends season.
The Old & The New
Having had their eye trained from an early age, the founders have grown up passionately absorbed by vintage clothing and eccentric oddities. The borderline hoarders travel the country (and beyond) trawling endless flea markets, searching for trinkets and treasures. Since setting up, they have styled RIXO pieces with their very own vintage collection, and - due to popular demand - they’ve created a Vintage Edit on the website so customers can style their RIXO clothes in the same way.