Roksanda Ilincic

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Catwalk

The opening two tracks of Roksanda Ilincic’s show yesterday held all the necessary clues. It opened with a late Fifties doo-wop girl group mournfully crooning, “He said we were through, what can I do?”; followed by Monie Love singing It’s a Shame (My Sister). Sure enough, Roksanda was blending her normally glamorous eveningwear collection with Nineties hip-hop style. We’ve already seen puffas at Kane, Pilotto and Mulberry – but Roksanda, a puffa? OK, it featured an elegant print, hand-painted by the designer, but there was more: she showed parkas, duffle bags and shirts with sporty ribbed cuffs. These street influences were perfect blended with her signature long, fur-garnished silhouette and colour choices of burgundy, winter turquoise and cerise. A zip-back, long, checked cocktail skirt was topped with a sweatshirt and fur stole. A turquoise shift was shrouded by a gold and black tweed parka. Next season, a whole new breed of woman will be after a piece of Roksy.

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