It’s time to plan your sartorial calendar, aided by the April dose of Citizen Femme’s monthly fashion round-up.
With cool summer collaborations, stylish new-season buys and modern bride edits, April boasts an optimistic spirit.
The highly anticipated RIXO flagship store is finally set to open its doors on 12 April. This 5,000 square foot space on London's Kings Road will have the full offering from the brand under one roof, including: ready-to-wear; bridal and accessories; the introduction of circularity initiative RIXO Rental, where customers can rent pieces directly from the brand; and RIXO Re-loved, which allowes customers to bring in old RIXO pieces in exchange for a voucher to spend on a new piece. The re-loved pieces will then be sold in the flagship, offering a more entry-level price. True Vintage Bazaar is also new for the brand, a collection of one-off vintage pieces from around the world, curated by founders Henrietta and Orlagh. There will also be a coffee shop and bar in partnership with Kudu Collective. Mark your diaries.
Luxury loungewear brand Olivia von Halle is the epitome of decadent evening dressing, and their new bridal pieces for 2023 are ideal for brides looking for the ultimate glamour. The edit presents a selection of sumptuous and unsurpassed luxury silk pieces in ivory, blush pink and white – each perfect for wedding moments, the bridal party or the honeymoon. They're also offering a bespoke service: your Olivia von Halle pieces can be personalised through their bridal monogramming service, a memorable personal touch for the special day.
British footwear brand Malone Souliers have launched their first ever dedicated wedding collection. Comprising of five opulent styles designed with the intention of being worn on the big day and well beyond, the alluring capsule has been thoughtfully crafted and is inspired by the treasured memories created on these special occasions. You'll find the brand's signature pointed mules, crystal embellished satin sandals and modern lace mesh booties.
South American resortwear brand Casa Raki and fashion icon Candice Lake have collaborated on a high-summer capsule collection consisting of 26 pieces with a heavy focus on resortwear. Staying true to Casa Raki’s timeless and bohemian mindset, founder Josefina and Candice bonded over a love of late-night dining and dancing in balmy air, unhindered by fussy outfits. Expect uncomplicated linen co-ords, effortless dresses and swimwear for a relaxed holiday wardrobe.
French fashion label Maje have collaborated with Miami-based brand Éliou on a capsule collection aiming to capture the feeling of quintessential summer days and long summer nights. The collaboration celebrates Éliou's handcrafted coastal nostalgia with Maje’s embodiment of creativity and femininity, with beach-ready pieces including ready-to-wear, swimwear and jewellery. The limited edition capsule will be available in selected stores and on Maje.com on 20 April.
After a sell-out AW22 collection, a second collaboration between luxury British fashion brand and inspirational shopping platform Collagerie is here in time for the summer, and is inspired by Collagerie’s Lucinda Chambers' love for the South of France. Evoking long, languorous summer days, the designs capture the chic mood of the French Riviera with modern stripes, fluid silhouettes and nature-inspired prints.
Lebanese fine jewellery designer Katarina Tarazi launched her eponymous brand in 2021, offering jewellery that is tactile and appeals to our innate desire to play. The Marguerite collection pushes the boundaries of jewellery innovation and is inspired by French Romanticism after the Industrial Revolution, where sentiment and mechanism met. The 18k gold spinning collection, offered as either a bracelet, ring or pendant and featuring vintage typography, is a unique and special way to express love and sentimentality through jewellery.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop and London-based fashion designer Emilia Wickstead have created an exclusive limited-edition collection of ready-to-wear pieces inspired by the English garden party, drawing inspiration from British artist Cecil Beaton’s photographs of flowers taken at his Wiltshire country home, Reddish House. Spring dresses, matching sets and a jumpsuit in a classic English rose pattern with shades of navy, blues, and yellows – all signature Goop colours – are fit for a daytime fete or an evening wedding, evoking the timelessness that Emilia Wickstead's designes are synonymous with.
NARU Studios is a female-founded British brand that offers a curated collection of artistically inspired handbags, handcrafted in an atelier in London. NARU only use renewable, recycled and biodegradable materials to make their collections which spans sophisticated totes, shoulder bags and crossbodies, made from organic and vegetable tanned leather with 100% recycled cotton linings. As well as offering customers the option to purchase their forever bag, NARU also provide a rental platform for all nine of their designs, putting circularity at the center of the business.
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