January 16, 2014 London
Ilincic said she'd started with the idea of wrapping yourself in the coziness of home. So it was blankets and other domestic accoutrements that influenced the substance of the fabrics. A feminine crepe blouse, for instance, had felted cuffs. And the same stiffness prevailed when Ilincic folded back her wraps and double-faced them to create dramatic two-dimensional geometries in dresses and skirts. Elongated monumentalism is something of a signature for this designer. Rendered here in a seventies palette of jade, purple, orange, maroon, and royal blue, her clothes made more of a powerful statement than ever. The men's shoes—by Nicholas Kirkwood—rammed the point home.