It looks like each time you see a buddy in a really fabulous gown, it seems to be one-off classic—which suggests regardless of what number of racks you raid or bins you sift by way of, you’ll by no means find a way to discover one similar to it. Fortunately, Henrietta Rix and Orlagh Mcclosky are hoping to resolve that drawback with Rixo, a quick rising London-based label. Their line of simple silk attire, skirts, and blouses, starting from $200 to $400, are printed or embroidered with their unique designs. Each recollects laborious to discover ’60s and ’70s type fashions—the classic treasures you at all times dream about, sans the effort and price ticket required to discover them.
Rix and McClosky met at the London Faculty of Fashion, the place they studied style administration and dreamed of beginning their very own model someday. After graduating in 2014, they each took jobs as consumers at ASOS, however inside a matter of months, they realized their ardour was in the product. What’s extra, the two had observed a spot in the marketplace for the basic, one-of-a-variety, but nonetheless inexpensive items that they have been at all times trying to find. “Orlagh and I used to exit each weekend to classic festivals, and we at all times discovered beautiful items that we beloved,“ Rix recollects. “After we wore them out, our mates would at all times say ‘oh I really like that’ however they’d by no means truly go to a classic truthful.” Regardless of not having an extended listing of business contacts or years of working expertise, the duo took the plunge, give up their jobs, and launched Rixo a yr later in September 2015. “Since then we’ve been working 24/7,” Rix says.
“Every thing is sort of classic-impressed, however in shapes that may actually match into your life-style,” she provides. A daring Emilio Pucci meets Henri Matisse graphic print covers a backless mini gown, whereas the vibrant chinoiserie ‘Georgia’ skirt transitions simply from day to evening. The silhouettes are enjoyable and useful, but it surely’s the colours and eye-catching designs which are shortly turning Rixo right into a avenue type favourite. “That’s what individuals are actually coming to Rixo for—the prints,” she says.
Two years in, Rixo has discovered a gradual following of British It women, style bloggers, and journal editors. After the first assortment launched on Web-a-Porter in 2015, “it sort of simply blew up from there and has been rising shortly since,” Rix says. Final month, the women opened their first pop-up store in London’s Covent Backyard, the place clients may see real classic items hanging alongside the modern designs they impressed. The non permanent storefront proved to be so well-liked that they're kicking off London Fashion Week at present by opening a second pop-up, which can stay in place till December. By no means ones to relaxation although, the women are already plotting their subsequent transfer. With plans to present Rixo’s Fall 2018 assortment in New York come February, it seems like everybody’s subsequent nice classic gown gained’t be so laborious to discover in any case.