Studio Sessions: RIXO's Orlagh and Henrietta
We are so thrilled to announce the renewal of our partnership with Rixo, and the arrival of 16 new, iconic styles in time for summer. Rixo is a brand that truly epitomises the Rotaro spirit, and ahead of the launch we sat down with Rixo founders Henrietta and Orlagh.
We love your SS22 designs and prints, can you tell us more about the inspiration behind the collection?
Orlagh: Our summer collection was inspired by our love of travel, and places we had explored before we designed the collection. We took a trip down to Florida and visited all the little vintage shops, which were filled with this tropical vibe that we fell in love with. We were so inspired by this when we started designing the collection.
It’s amazing to see how inclusive Rixo is with its size range, and we are pleased to now offer sizes 6-20 exclusively for rental on Rotaro! Was this an important step for you?
Orlagh: Extending our sizing is incredibly important to us. It took a few years to get to where we are at the moment; we wanted to ensure the fit was perfect. We’ve worked with various specialists in the extended sizing space to get where we are right now, and there’s more to come!
We know sustainability is important to you, and you have been working on other areas in your business as well for a while. Can you share more about any developments you have made and plans for the future?
Orlagh: We’re lucky to have very close relationships with our suppliers, and at the moment we’re working with them to determine ways in which we can be more sustainable. It’s all about trust and transparency, and we make sure to go out and personally visit our suppliers and our factories to build this with them. It’s been great to be able to travel and see them since restrictions have been lifted.
Summer events and weddings are fully back, and we are thrilled. Can you share your style tips for different occasions and the Rixo pieces you will be wearing this season?
Henrietta: So are we! Orlagh and I are both getting married this summer, and we’re excited to see all our gorgeous guests wearing RIXO. We design with wearability in mind, and want to create pieces that you can dress up and dress down to really get the most out of your RIXO piece. I’ll be pairing our new Coralie dress from our Havana Nights collection with some gold heels and a vintage belt for events this summer and then throwing on a pair of trainers and wearing it to the office.
Thank you for choosing Rotaro as your exclusive rental partner. Why is rental important to you?
Henrietta: It’s important for us that anyone can wear RIXO, and we love the thought of someone renting one of our pieces and wearing it to a special occasion this summer. RIXO is all about making women feel great, and knowing that we can reach even more #humansofrixo is really exciting.
What can we expect to see from Rixo next?
Henrietta: We’ve got a few exciting happenings over the rest of the year, but keeping it under wraps for now! Other than that, we are focusing on our core collections and making them the best they can be. When we started RIXO we were known for our occasional pieces, so we’re really working on expanding that offering for our customer and going back to our true RIXO roots!