Roksanda IIincic has been described as the "London savant-garde dressmaker' Her strict policy of mainly sticking to using satin, silk, ribbon and handmade haberdashery flowers in her s/s09 collection is clear throughout, making her not only a unique designer in challenging herself to certain materials but also providing an alternative collection.



Roksanda IIincic


The change of her normal location automatically changed the build up excitement of her latest collection. Instead being based within a cozy tearoom or restaurant, Roksanda had moved up in the fashion world and was now in a lofty glossy space. The open spaces and clear light made every detail of her work visible and sadly, sometimes, you wished you couldn't see it so clearly. Roksanda stuck to using a pallet of nude, plum and grey, and it hardly seemed at all boring or repetitive.

 
Roksanda IIincic


Floral decoration played a large part in the S/S09 collection, hand crafted and each one done individually they stand out and are defiantly a feature. On one particular garment the entire cape and hood was embellished with the hand made flowers. They stood out clearly against the silk and satin dresses and made a different alternative to the usually plain glamour of a satin dress, though any glamour puss would still be proud to wear these pieces!


 
Roksanda IIincic


The dresses all appeared to have been draped on the manikin in the early stages of production, and hadn't changed too much since; material was almost hanging off the body, which added delicate layers of goodness. Blends of purple and burnt orange collaborated together and provided a perfect mix of color and interest, which also worked so well with the silk and satins.
Every so often a dress appeared with a ribbon attaché around the waist or thighs which acted like a belt though far more precious.

 
Roksanda IIincic


Over all, the piece which I found the most interesting was a beige-y, yellow-y dress which had a huge pleat on the front panel that resembled a beautiful shell just resting on the models chest.


Though it would be perfect for an evening dress or ball I would be more than happy to just touch and look. It really was art work.

By Genevieve Rogers