Blocks of vivid colour, swirling skirts, deep-pile fur — Roksanda Ilincic’s collection, like her own persona, seemed larger than life.
And this was even more the case with her show on a raised platform in a vast sports stadium, light glowing underneath.
But if Roksanda designs in her own image, she has come a long way since the early days of awkward shapes and exaggerated sculpting. Her Autumn 2015 collection was bold and bright, but the coats especially — mid-calf and cinched with a wide belt — were both practical and wearable.
The real strength of this designer is a sense of certainty – about cut, shape and especially colour, which has been her forte from the get-go.
Shades of green, a particular mustard yellow and pink with an orange tinge — she has made them her own. Put all her specialties together, say, a fur in toffee brown, grape purple and royal blue, or a simple green tabard over an orange top, and you get pieces stamped with the spirit of the designer.
The clothes are not for everyone, and are definitely designed for Roksanda herself. But they cut a dash that is appealing to any lover of Fashion with a capital ‘F’.