Over the past ten years, Serbian-born designer Roksanda Ilincic has climbed to the top of the London heap by rendering an intriguing perception of fashion in bold color-blocked columns. As a woman, the focus of her works has always included a theme of empowerment. Her signature aesthetic results in the kind of intimidating and artistic clothes that make the wearer stand out from the crowd and she issues her work with stunning details that garner a second glance.
Roksanda Ilincic pushed the envelope for what was appropriate during the day by toying with shape, texture, and color.
For Spring/Summer 2016, Ilincic crafted A-line gowns and skirts out of malleable leather patterns, which were jigsawed together in a geometric patchwork that evoked a contemporary aesthetic for evening. By taking basic wardrobe pieces and adding contoured geometry, feathery attachments, and shredded ruffles, Ilincic proposed a more avant-garde take on daywear. The designer also took trendy items like jumpsuits and transformed them into statement pieces by fitting sleeveless necklines with tiny ruffles and supplanting structure for a more relaxed silhouette. Ilincic pushed the envelope for what was appropriate during the day by toying with shape, texture, and color, but now is as good a time as any to take chances.
Emboldened looks continued as sleeves of sheer opera coats ballooned to voluminous proportions, while textured intarsia dresses were treated to a cool peel-away technique that lifted sections of the dress, exposing raw edges. By the end, Ilincic fully gave in to the codes of maximalism, and showed a series of frayed chiffon column gowns that undulated with the models’ every step. This lively parade of artistically arranged looks took Ilincic’s signature interplay of color and texture to a new level, which is sure to be appreciated by the powerful and strong women that she designs for.
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