On Saturday, British contemporary womenswear brand RIXO showcased its SS23 collection ‘Postcards from Goa’ at London Fashion Week. As a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, co-founders Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey presented pieces from the collection that paid homage to the iconic style Her Majesty was known for across the globe. Beautiful colour block matching jacket and dress sets in vibrant colours were showcased, whilst guests were served sparkling English breakfast tea. The RIXO founders wore black to mark their respects. “I was so deeply saddened with the news of Her Majesty’s passing; she was a truly extraordinary woman who unwaveringly dedicated herself selflessly to serve her country and her people with dignity and grace. Our presentation today has been adapted to mark our respect for everything Her Majesty did for us.” Henrietta Rix, RIXO Co-founder RIXO’s SS23 collection was inspired by a trip to Goa, where founder Orlagh McCloskey fell in love with the Fontainhas area, also known as Goa’s Latin quarter. Whilst there, she noticed the similarities with RIXO’s brand DNA within the intricate ceramics and tile patterns and bright, bold buildings in the town. The tiles influenced the signature hand-painted prints, as well as the sea – think painted seahorses, shells & beautiful suns. Block prints were a new focus for the designers, with this collection featuring more solids than any previous, shown in bold colours. Co-ords have been a significant focus and made up some the 60 new shapes in this collection; seeing an introduction into more structured dresses with matching jackets, in addition to feminine shirts paired with matching skirts. RIXO has introduced new detailing within this collection, featuring elegant rose corsages, lace trims, sweetheart necklines and crochet. “We wanted to bring our wearers joy and happiness when they wore our SS23 collection, creating prints and pieces that felt unique to RIXO’s DNA. We’ve worked really hard to introduce so many gorgeous new shapes and details this season and we’re excited to show these to our #humansofRIXO.” Orlagh McCloskey, Co-Founder The SS23 ‘Postcards From Goa’ collection was showcased at The Hop Exchange, against a backdrop of Ca’Pietra tiles. The collection will be available to shop from March 2023, with pieces ranging in size UK 6-24.