RIXO x Christian Lacroix AW20
The London based brand Rixo, known for their inclusive and empowering stance, have collaborated with French powerhouse Christian Lacroix, to create a wonderfully crafted and coherent collection for Autumn/ Winter 20.
Rixo co-founders Orlagh McCloskey and Henrietta Rix's key philosophy is always to "evoke a wanderlust and free spirit in all our wearers, filling a gap in the contemporary market with easy-to-wear, feminine shapes and high quality materials". Christian Lacroix is known for his opulent, theatrical designs which differed to everything else that was on the catwalk during his debut in the 80s. When you merge two brand ethos' like this together, you are sure to get a masterpiece. So, if you're looking for vibrant colours and an array of pattern - then the Rixo and Christian Lacroix collection is the one for you.
The presentation was held over the London Fashion Week-end at Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel in Russel Square. The location was a perfect match for the brands' theme, with cocktails and cake handed out to guests on silver platters, an endless amount of fruit stacked up in baskets on round tables, all with orchestral music being played on stage by an all-female band. The collection was displayed on still mannequins around the room, with models moving around the stages in the ballroom, adorned with roses and lit candelabras. All very reminiscent of an eccentric Marie Antoinette party that she would have hosted during her reign.
Florals, polka dots, stripes, hounds-tooth, check and psychedelic prints featured with the sunset pink, highlighter green and sapphire blue colour palette featured throughout the collection, styled with mini handbags, handheld fans and bejewelled statement costume jewellery. A new element to this seasons presentation was their 'See Now Buy Now' scheme - if you loved what you saw, guests were able to purchase it via their website or at their pop-up store based in Kings Road.
The Rixo and Christian Lacroix collaboration was definitely a breath of fresh air to breathe in and admire during the stormy day the presentation landed on. It's clear that Rixo is doing what Lacroix did during his most prominent time in fashion, which is designing what inspires them, rather than being driven by what's in the current trend market. The minimal 'Scandi-style' known as the popular go-to look of today, is reminiscent to when the minimalist Japanese style dominated the runway during Lacroix's heyday. Having a collaboration with two brands from different times but with the same outlook on design and creativity in fashion, has meant that we have been given a beautiful collection to buy from and inspire us to be more creative with our styling choices.
Rixo never disappoints when it comes to playful designs and easy-to-wear clothing, so if you are looking to add some fun into your wardrobe, take a look at the collection we have in store and online now.
Images taken from @rixo instagram or shot by Maria Dyshkant.