Roksanda Ilincic has a retro design imprinted on their line for SS2013. The elongated silhouette has a seductive attribute about it, taking cue from the whimsical French sculptor and painter, Nikki de Saint Phalle.
The collars the clothes wore were cobalt blue, orange and navy, for the collars, in dresses (and sometimes blouses) with a noir front. Somewhat a mixed bag of inspiration here actually, because the colours came from Josef Albers.
Slicing of colours such as red, purple, raspberry, rose pink and dandelion yellow means that the collection is confident, bold, patterned, accessorised with poison-violet cuffs, oversized hats in baker-boy editions, bishop sleeves, poptastic yellow sleeves, scarlet shoe-lace bows in leather, that had a flounce about them because they came in long tiers. Ilincic commented,
“Colour has always been important in my design but this season I wanted to push it further than just colour-blocking,
"She was a woman living completely in her own world,
"But also the papery fabrics I used, and those plastic laminated fabrics all layered together, that all spurred from her work and her creative processes.”
There were burnt-colour shirts, a buttercup overcoat, graphic panels in mustard, champagne and monochrome plastered on a silhouette, that grew her collection, in a streamlined design. The soundtrack of the show was seventies-disco anthem “Groove Is in the Heart” throughout the show.
The Savoy hotel is where the show was held in London, and the woman in the designer’s mind loves to dress in maxi dresses, organza numbers, a patchwork of laminated tweed, a noir gazar and numerous tweeds. She’s fun and she loves her decade!