Rixo used its London Fashion Week presentation to unveil a ‘see now, buy
now’ collaboration with the House of Christian Lacroix that features
reimagining archive couture prints in signature Rixo silhouettes.
The limited-edition capsule collection, features 19 ready-to-wear looks
that capture the essence of Christian Lacroix’s archive with re-engineered
iconic prints that have been designed with varying scales and combinations
of prints, juxtaposing diagonal stripes, florals, polka dots and checks.
Lacroix’s dynamic motifs have been combined with a contemporary Rixo
twist to create colourful pieces, with two hero mini skirt suit shapes seen
alongside instantly recognisable Rixo dress styles and separates.
The London-based womenswear label has also stayed true to the
baroque-inspired elements synonymous with the House of Christian Lacroix by
using statement gold buttons, embellished butterflies, contrasting pockets,
3D rosettes, velvet trims, oversized jewel embellishment and pleated
ruffles in bright punchy hues.
Henrietta Rix, co-founder of Rixo said in a statement: At just four
years into Rixo, it’s amazing to see how open and forward-thinking our
favourite historic fashion house is to collaborating with an emerging
“It was a dream come true when we saw the email hit our inbox (literally
sent shivers up our spine!) – we screeched with excitement and set up a
coffee date with the team immediately.”
Rix, added: “The beauty of not having investors and being female
founders is that we can follow our instincts – when we’re passionate about
something and know in our gut it’s right, we jump in headfirst and go
straight to work.”
In an effort to remain sustainable and special, pieces from the latest
collection are 1 of 50 globally, and will be available exclusively in-store
and online with Rixo and Browns, as well as at Galeries Lafayette Champs
Elysees Paris concept store from size XXS (UK6) to XL (UK16).
Rixo unveils collaboration with House of Christian Lacroix during
London Fashion Week
The collaboration was unveiled with an haute-couture-inspired world of
extravagance at the Kimpton Fitzroy London featuring cocktails, grazing
tables with Marie-Antoinette inspired mountains of fruit, macarons towers,
eclairs, meringues and cakes, a string orchestra and a V&A-installed
Christian Lacroix exhibition featuring haute couture pieces that inspired
the new ready-to-wear collaboration.
Orlagh McCloskey, co-founder of Rixo said: “Both Henrietta and I have
always been obsessed with Christian Lacroix. On our vintage hunting trips
in Paris, the best pieces we’d find and love the most would always be
Lacroix. Being let loose in the House of Christian Lacroix archive in Paris
to delve into the true history and DNA of the brand was awe-inspiring.
“The Lacroix DNA is so in tune with RIXO’s – their vibrant visual prints
and their completely individual and empowering viewpoint on style- it felt
natural to collaborate. We’re so proud of what we have been able to create
Images: courtesy Rixo