ROKSANDA ILINCIC | SPRING / SUMMER 2012
Serbian-born Roksanda Ilincic rocked London Fashion Week with her latest collection that clashed muted metallics and show stopping luminous brights for a gentle yet decadent feel.
With fans that include Michelle Obama and Samantha Cameron, Ilincic has become the name on everyone’s lips since she first started her self-named clothing line back in 2002.
This elegant collection certainly doesn’t disappoint. Charcoal silvers and rusty golds melt into linear detailed midi skirts and classic shift dresses accessorized with electric orange waist belts.
Her graceful cuts include co-ordinating suits, super slim pencil skirts and girlie round-neck blouses and have produced a delightfully polished effect. But it’s not all so prim, eccentric chunky knit beanies are absorbed into the collection, whilst cheeky flashes of bold fuchsia, turquoise and duck egg blue hot up the garments.
Ilincic has placed a lot of emphasis on her sleeve detail. Jumping from ripple cape-style sleeves to tight three-quarter length and rolled up relaxed styles, they take her garments from simple to charming.
Oversized fishtails and flourishing prom dress skirts, show off a proportion rule-breaking element, whilst dainty floral and attention-grabbing asymmetric prints break up the colour blocking.
A playful checked pattern emerges on her final pieces, highlighting a generous use of modest ivory combined with dashes of inky purple for loose fitting blouses and streamlined palazzo trousers.
This collection mixes glamour with effortless garments to create classic shapes, that perhaps aim to highlight a feminine waistline in eye-popping tropical colours.
- Hannah Gale