Oh fashion, how I’ve ignored you so. To change the tide, hailing from Serbia and based out of London, I present Roksanda Ilincic. What this great artist creates is pure luxury laced with boldness and intelligent femininity. Her manipulation of shape is inventive and chic and her fearless use of color is obvious. I love the different themes and eras she explores, making them modern and fun to wear, yet keeping to her aesthetic and vision, which is important for every designer. The sophistication is definitely an easy ten on any scale. Plus, she has some of the coolest shoes I’ve seen that people can actually wear.
Each year she gains more popularity and more celebrities are wearing her clothes around town. Her first Resort collection premiered back in 2010, as well as her first Pre-Fall collection shown this year. Resort and Pre-Fall collections are a big deal for any designer. It means more interest and money is flowing into the business. Check out my favorite looks from her Fall 2012 collection.
Ilincic is consistent with her point of view season after season. Most importantly, you can see how she has improved and strengthened her brand. Her clothes have a great balance of ready-to-wearability and artistic appeal. Take a look!
Spring 2007 / Fall 2007
Spring 2009 / Fall 2009
Fall 2009 / Resort 2010
Resort 2010 / Spring 2010
Spring 2010 / Fall 2010
Resort 2012 / Spring 2012
Spring 2012 / Pre-Fall 2012
Ilincic will be one of the great fashion houses in the next few years. I know her brand will include world wide boutiques, accessories, fragrances, the works. She truly does bring something new and fresh to fashion. Visit her website, go through her collections on Vogue.com and save up to purchase a Roksanda Ilincic original piece. Enjoy and be inspired.