27 May 2019

RIXO X Sabina Socol

It’s no secret that classic Parisian style carries that je ne sais quoi — otherwise known as the inexplicable and alluring sense of casual elegance — that the fashion world holds dear to its heart. However, there’s something undeniably cool about the edge that comes with the London look. And when you combine the two, you end up with a fusion of styles that feels completely unparalleled. Such an idea may seem like one of sartorial dreams, but with the RIXO x Sabina Socol collection it’s become a reality — and all with a '90s-inspired touch.

By now, you’ve probably heard of the London-based brand RIXO, whether it was through your favorite fashion editors or your Instagram feed. The It girl-approved brand founded by Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey in 2015 quickly made a name for itself as a brand to watch with its easy, timeless silhouettes and hand-painted patterns. Now, in its latest venture, RIXO is teaming up with Parisian influencer Sabina Socol to create a vintage-inspired collection that fashion lovers will want to add to their closets, stat.


Just imagine if Clueless’s Cher Horowitz decided to summer in Europe and needed a whole new wardrobe. That’s how Rixo’s Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey along with Sabina Socol approached their collaboration; mixing vintage-inspired-meets-prairie girl who goes to Paris and watches La Piscine on the plane ride over.


While those loud and lovable Rixo prints are scattered through the collection – a sweet leopard print sheath sits alongside a '80s-esque pink long-sleeve mini – there’s also a softer, more subdued Rixo girl peeking through in muted pink corduroy flares and quiet florals.

"Rixo embodies what is fun and cool about English style," Socol said in a brand statement. "We connected as soon as we met, since we are both so attracted to vintage. Our mutual likes and ideas meant the collection grew from a really natural place – it’s a dream when it works out like this and I hope it transpires in the collection. For me, our collection perfectly personifies English and French style – when London meets Paris!”

The collection is available exclusively on RIXO’s website, the Galeries Lafayette Champs Élysées in Paris, and at the brand’s pop-up shop on Kings Road in London