Rixo unveils its first bridal range with 26 piece capsule collection
Is the fairytale wedding dress OVER? Cult brand Rixo launches affordable collection of simple gowns costing from £275 – and they’re perfect for pandemic brides
- Dress-brand Rixo has released a bridal edit of their designer collection
- Prices for the chic and stylish collection of minimalist dresses start from £259
- Friends Orlagh McCloskey, 32, and Henrietta Rix, 30, founded Rixo in 2015
- Social media-friendly brand became booming success with a cult following
Cult dress-brand Rixo has released a bridal edit of of simple wedding gowns with prices starting from just £275.
Friends Orlagh McCloskey, 32, of Derry, Northern Ireland, and Henrietta Rix, 30, of Cheshire, co-founded Rixo at their student flat in Barons Court, west London in 2015, after graduating from the London College of Fashion, where they met on a fashion management course.
Their vintage-inspired dresses, tops, skirts and accessories are stocked by Net-a-Porter and Selfridges, dominate Instagram feeds and have been snapped on style-savvy stars including Holly Willoughby, Millie Mackintosh and Michelle Williams.
The brand have now unveiled its first range for brides amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with 26 dresses ranging between £275 and 1,450 on offer.
Cult dress-brand Rixo has released a bridal edit of her designer collection with pieces starting from £275 (pictured, one gown with a price tag of £1,450)
Their website describes the bridal edit as ‘full of vintage inspired pieces, designed in elevated fabrics’ cut in ‘classic RIXO shapes.’
The pieces are described as ‘ready to wear, off the peg pieces in a range of sizes and lengths to get you ready to say “I do!”’
With vintage aesthetics in mind, each style is made from 100% silk to give the ultimate premium feel.
With spaghetti straps, ruffles and full-length lace sleeves, attention-to-detail is key to every design.
Among the pieces for sale on the site is the sixties style Candice dress, which has feather detailing along the hem and comes with a pricetag of £650
The most affordable gown in the collection is the £275 silk nightgown (left), while brides can also accessorise with a silk scarf costing £75 and £125 veil (right)
While pieces in the classic collection include maxi-dresses covered in lace and embellished sleeves, modern brides can also find trend-led mini dresses perfect for the big day
While pieces in the classic collection include maxi-dresses covered in lace and embellished sleeves, modern brides can also find trend-led mini dresses perfect for the big day.
One stand-out glamorous gown is the £1,450 Clementine gown with a rosebud jacquard pattern to ‘enhance her vintage silhouette’.
The lowest priced item in the bridal edit is a £75 handband which is described as ‘ideal for the brides who’d prefer not to wear a veil or for those who are having a city, civil ceremony and are leaving the veil for the bigger nuptials’.
Under lockdown rules, couples can only tie the knot in England in ‘exceptional circumstances’, such as a terminal illness.
Friends Orlagh McCloskey, 29, of Derry, Northern Ireland, and Henrietta Rix, 27, of Cheshire, co-founded Rixo at their student flat in Barons Court, west London, five years ago. Now their designs are seen on the likes of Holly Willoughby, pictured while filming I’m A Celebrity…
Early fans include Millie Mackintosh, who was one of the first big names to wear Rixo after its September 2015 launch. Pictured, the social media star in a photo shared on Instagram
Orlagh and Henrietta started Rixo in 2015 after putting in £3,000 to start the label from their living room.
Funds went on essentials like laptops and a camera, while a third went towards building a website so they could sell direct to customers.
They also travelled to independent shops across the country in the hope of snapping up stockists.
The women also sought out influential stylists and their clients on social media, with Angie Smith, now best known as the woman behind Holly Willoughby’s wardrobe, among the early fans.
Shortly after Rixo officially launched in September 2015 she dressed Millie Mackintosh in a feminine pink, red and white Camellia dress and the press attention drove traffic to the website.
Rixo is also regularly listed in the top five best-selling brands at Net-a-Porter, which stocks the feminine dresses and separates alongside established industry heavyweights like Chanel and Givenchy.
Rixo co-founders Orlagh McCloskey, left, and Henrietta Rix, centre, with Claire Miles at an event in London
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