Roksanda Ilincic Autumn Winter 2014 Show Report: Go Faster, Girls!

17 February 2014 by

Roksanda Ilincic’s 2014 was already off to a good start even before today’s show: the designer is about to open the doors to her very first store, a flagship nestled within the ultra-luxe comfort of Mount Street in London’s Mayfair. Not to leave keen shoppers and fans waiting too long, Roksanda first installed a shop-front designed by Gary Card – a concrete and scaffolding jungle, highlighted with neon bands – but little did we know it was a sign of things to come. The industry’s go-to man also created Ilincic’s A/W’14 catwalk set-up, only this time it was on a grander factory-like scale assembled within a rough’n’ready warehouse space.

Metal scaffolding, industrial shoots and an abundance of graphic blue shapes artfully placed on a chain-link wall that split the runway in half established a foundation for Roksanda’s modern take on patchwork. And so, the clothes: splicing together navy, maroon and oatmeal (a combination that we’ve now seen more than a few times, therefore we’re onto major trend territory) her circle-skirted ankle-scraping dresses, mix’n’match shearling coats (another trend licked) and tomboyish tailoring would’ve felt like they were in motion even when standing still thanks to those graphic lines. Things sped up further when some carefully chosen patch-worked panels came away from the body – the Roks girl definitely wants to go-faster this season.

For the fun-house, plastic-shard embellished dresses at the end of the catwalk, or the more adventurous shaggy outerwear, there was plenty that will keep the a more conservative Ilincic lady happy: nipped in shift dresses that are sensible enough for work, but with graphically cut-in contrasting fabrics, they’re also unique enough to create a stir. As a a replied upon figure flatterer, Roksanda knows that placing darker colours on a bottom half is more flattering or that it’s great to have a dress you can layer over a long-sleeved shirt for the shy of upper-arm, so all of those handy wardrobe tricks were in place. As for fans who can’t stretch to uber price tags, a series of woven clutches will surely be an entry price point winner – keeping that shiny new till ringing…


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