Roksanda Ilincic moves in her own way. Day 4 (LFW)

by Katie on September 20, 2010

It’s always a good sign when one of your favourite designers kicks off their show with one of your favourite tracks….’Running Away’ by Sly & The Family Stone.  And it appeared, like most design influences at LFW this season, the inspiration was ‘anywhere but here’.  Let’s get away from ‘all this’ and be effortlessly glam elsewhere.
Roksanda drew her colour palette from late Summer skies. Voluminous billowing organza created fantastic silhouettes in smoke, ice and sky blues.  The collection was drop dead gorgeous. Furlongs of flowing neon fuchsia (a trend it appears as Christopher Kane showed the same hues in the show immediately prior to this), flowed along the catwalk.  Long knotted silk turbans were added to day and evening outfits to create a ‘rich traveller’ intent on keeping her cool.  Roksanda’s finely attuned to detailing and the tucks, folds and gathers in her pieces showed good design in all its expensively-worked detail.

Silk shirting and luxe T-shirts were given couture-like details of Solstiss lace joining each seam, or were embroidered with the slightest of beading work. Reining it in, but emphasising her refined cool, Roksanda created an illusion of fluid structure, lightweight and easy on the eye. 

A bright fuchsia organza jacket was worn loosely over a simple silk T-shirt and silk/linen pants while a beautiful long, draped cocoa silk dress reeked of BAFTA award winner’s outfit.  A floaty short, embellished sequin dress was divine, while short shift dresses were skillfully knotted and tied in rose-like bows to emphasise the designer’s trademark feminine glamour. 

With Anna Wintour and Derek Blasberg in the audience, this is Brit design that will travel Eastwards.  Touché Miss Ilincic.
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