The Brand to Love


Want to find out about the design duo behind the brand everyone's talking about? Walk this way to find out more...

Seeing a RIXO London collection for the first time is like watching a movie you’ve always loved suddenly go from black and white to technicolour. In an age where monochrome and pared-back, neutral separates are still the go-to for so many, RIXO London’s agenda comes as something of a shock and delight. Their silk, hand-painted pieces would seduce even the most Scandi-chic of dressers into donning one of their sexy vintage-inspired dresses and blouses.

Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey, the girls behind RIXO London.

“Our aim is to replicate, in a modern way, the one-of-a-kind vintage garments that we had fallen in love with at flea markets while in college together,” says Henrietta Rix, one half of the label, the other half being her flatmate and former London College of Fashion classmate Orlagh McCloskey. “Giving the pieces a more contemporary feel in their cut and shape is key.” So what do they say to those of us who might not be so colour or vintage inclined?

Start with one of our blouses – wear it with your favourite jeans or skirt and wait for the compliments to roll in. Once you’ve tried us you’ll never look back.”

Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix

A slew of celebrities have fallen for their magic, with Kylie Minogue, Laura Whitmore and Holly Willoughby all fans of the label. Who do they dream about wearing RIXO? “Kate Moss or Sienna Miller would be amazing … they’re the queens of that vintage, boho vibe. But even seeing a woman across the bar or restaurant in one of our pieces, which she has spent her own money on, is still a massive thrill for us.” Next on the to-do list for the little brand that could? A selection of perfectly formed, vintage-inspired accessories, of course. We can’t wait!

The new RIXO London collection is available online and in our Dublin store now.

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