September 18, 2007 London
As jokey as this sounds, the collection was imbued with Ilincic's innate elegance; the models somehow even managed to look like the designer at a party. This season, there was less of the raw edge and more sophistication, as in a long-sleeved ivory wrap with the shoulder line picked out in black and tied with a crystal belt, or the strapless gray-and-oyster column with a single puff for a sleeve. Ilincic's flourishes of 3-D decoration are always the delight, though. For Spring, they were made of balls of shredded organza, sewn to a bra strap or on the front of an evening vestan effect that looked like an artist's pencil scribble of fur. Which is, of course, where the whole thing started.