RIXO’s story began in 2015 in the London living room of best friends, then students
Henrietta Rix & Orlagh McCloskey.
Our philosophy at RIXO is to evoke a wanderlust & free spirit in all our wearers, filling a gap in the contemporary market with easy-to-wear, feminine shapes and high-quality materials. Always inclusive, always empowering, we aim to create a fusion of original hand-painted prints and timeless silhouettes to flatter every woman, irrespective of age, season, size, nationality or time of day. We hope there is something in our range for you, that makes you feel the best version of yourself.
ANYONE can be a #HumansOfRixo
THE GIRLS BEHIND RIXO
Henrietta & Orlagh met at University of Arts London, where on their first day enrolling as students Henrietta complimented Orlagh on her vintage handbag and the rest has been history! Imminently discovering a mutual love for vintage, the pair have been best friends ever since and have also lived together through their first 5 years of RIXO - becoming more like sisters than friends.
As female founders, both are equally passionate about running the business and live, breath, eat sleep RIXO. With no outside funding or investment the girls have together, made every decision and are still 100% in control of the brand - which they believe is key for the longevity & freedom to ensure they can stand by what they feel is right for the brand, instead of being pressured to hit financial targets.
Leads the design department and is obsessed about fit and creating the most flattering shapes and cuts for you, our #HumansOfRixo alongside hand painting the special RIXO prints you see on our website today.
Responsible for building a global IG community & posting each individual post & story you see on our RIXO feed today alongside directing all styling.
“The vintage treasures you always dream about, sans the effort and price tag required to find them.”
At RIXO our vision is to create vintage inspired one-off pieces for the modern woman to wear with confidence, on multiple occasions for multiple uses, to feel the best version of herself. The founders love nothing more that seeing their global #HumansOfRixo styling designs in their own way, be it with trainers or heels, on a beach or in the city! Since the launch of the first hand painted print in 2015 by the founders themselves, unique prints play a large part of the RIXO range.
No piece is mass produced and our family run, small suppliers are very close to the girls, both personally and professionally.
Inspiration is everywhere for both founders, Henrietta and Orlagh.
They get goosebumps and a thrill of excitement when they are at vintage fairs, flea markets, charity shops and auctions together! The girls are both so passionate about vintage clothing, styling, imagery that some might say they are borderline hoarders, as they travel the world together and always make time for vintage trawling endlessly. Since setting up, they have always styled RIXO pieces on shoots with their very own vintage collection and have now expanded this into RIXO accessories.