Thrilled to be invited back to ‘jewel’ RIXO’s, London’s AW23 Collection showing at London Fashion Week. Rixo took to the catwalk, presenting their AW23 collection entitled ‘Goddess of the Nile’ in the perfect setting, London’s St Pancras Hotel.
As Grazia put it
“Goddess of the Nile’ manifested Rixo’s wanderlust and free-spirit philosophy.
Guests meandered through a room of sweet-smelling incense, while immersing themselves in the new capsule collection featuring glittery beading and gorgeous patterning.”
It’s described as ‘Goddess of the Nile’, but what does that mean or reference?
Co-Founder Orlagh McCloskey explained her love of art deco was the starting point for the collection:
‘My team and I did lots of research into traditional Egyptian techniques and ways we could recreate them in the Rixo way, resulting in prints in various colours that make up the collection. One to highlight is the traditional technique ‘Assuit’ which we reimagined with foils and burnt-out velvet – it’s my favourite print in the collection. We looked at Egyptian ceramics when experimenting with our embellishments which largely influenced the layout of the beads and the inclusion of little evil-eyes – a symbol of good luck.’ The collection itself is really elevated and glamorous, hence ‘Goddess’!
Co-founder Henrietta Rix added,
‘Rixo is always inspired by vintage and the shapes in this collection have lots of 80s glam references (and of course inspired by our muse, Kate Moss).
There are a few key print stories that make up the collection but one that really stands out is ‘Topaz Dream’, a Rixo take on ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics hand-painted by Orlagh.
There’s a gorgeous woodblock print ‘Klimpt Stamp’ was inspired by a vintage jewellery box sourced in Portobello Market which is one of my favourite prints in the collection.’