Chances are if you’ve spied someone looking effortlessly cool in a vintage-esque dress, you’ve spied another #HumansOfRixo your feed. Fashion’s worst kept secret, Rixo has taken the world by storm since it launched in 2015. Pretty, feminine dresses AND fairly affordable prices, what’s not to love? The fash pack have fallen head over heels and I wanted to shine a spotlight on one of my favourite premium brands.
Founded by best friends Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey after the duo graduated from the prestigious London College of Fashion, the quintessentially British brand is known for its vintage aesthetic and feminine silhouettes. The vibe is very much free-spirited, bohemian and taps into a micro-gap in the market for a vintage aesthetic which you can actually buy.
Both Henrietta and Orlagh loved unique vintage pieces and would trawl vintage fairs for beautiful printed dresses. Their love of vintage is the cornerstone of their design work, the duo wanted to recreate the vintage dresses they owned and their friends lusted after but obviously couldn’t buy. They are also designing clothes that women want to wear. Clothes that make them FEEL good, with distinctive prints, well-tailored and in beautiful fabrics.
This is exactly how I feel in my Rixo dress. It’s one of those rare wardrobe pieces which makes me smile when I put it on. I feel like my best self, I’m comfortable and confident whether I’m in heels or trainers. I actually wore this dress back in summer when I was hosting two events in one day, I couldn’t think of a better dress to see me through the day and make me feel good. Isn’t it amazing when a simple dress can do that for you?
Dress by Rixo (past season) | Heels by Topshop (past season)
Photography by Kylie Eyra.