This season, the exuberant excellence of Rixo collaborated with the opulent House of Christian Lacroix, producing a sublime collection full of vibrance and colour and accentuated with Lacroix’s traditional elegant finish. The presentation was held at The Kimpton Fitzroy London in their lavish ballroom, accompanied by the tranquil lullaby of a harpist and a romantic symphony classical String octet.
The collection was articulately composed of Rixo’s effortlessly vintage styles and colourful hues, accentuated by Lacroix’s re-engineered iconic prints from the Paris vintage archives. Rixo’s contemporary, exuberant and playful designs of juxtaposing polka dots, checks, florals and diagonal stripes, created a joyful and vintage composition. The collection was further integrated with Laroix’s traditional lines and tones, with statement buttons, embellishments, velvet trims and oversized jewels providing lavish and luxurious elements to the reawakened vintage yet modern collection.
We were also treated to a large variety of picturesque pieces, from off-the-shoulder balloon sleeved tops, mini dresses, V-neck diaphanous dresses, halter neck dresses and structured skirts. All the pieces were enriched with colour, texture and personality, with the ready-to-wear collection having something for every occasion, from a brunch with the girls to even attending a glamorous wedding.
The collection was modelled by Rixo customers, friends of the brand and everyday people found from a street casting, encouraging the brand’s hashtag, #realhumansofRIXO. With Rixo being a ready-to-wear brand, this seemed a particularly proficient way of selling the pieces to everyday customers, with the brand really showing how each style and pattern can suit every age, style and body shape. Furthermore, the models looked as if they were really enjoying the presentation, showcasing an excitable night full of joy and fabulous clothing.
Words // Ellie Mose – Fashion Assistant