25 posts tagged "Roksanda Ilincic"
London fashion week is drawing to a close, and the fashion set is headed for Milan tomorrow, where Gucci opens the week. But as we’ve scooted around town for the innumerable parties, shows, presentations, and teas (this is London, after all), we’ve been asking everyone along to name their picks. Below, a few of London’s finest sound off on what they liked.
“I thought Peter Pilotto was outstanding.” —Jefferson Hack (He was cautious to add, “But it’s not over yet—a lot more could happen.”)
“The bags at Topshop were amazing, and it had a lot of tasseled dresses and swimsuits. I really, really liked it.” —Julia Restoin-Roitfeld
“I saw Erdem, which was beautiful. The whole setting was perfect for it and what a perfect day for it! I [also] liked Roksanda [Illincic]. The colors were beautiful and also the fabrics she used were so soft.” —Browns’ Mrs. B
“I’ve loved a lot of things, actually. Meadham Kirchhoff, I thought was amazing. I thought they really honed their aesthetic—[there was] some continuity of what they did last season but better, I think. Also, I really, really loved Holly Fulton, Erdem, Louise Gray, Richard Nicoll…the list goes on, to be honest!” —Style Bubble’s Susie Lau
“My absolute favorite, hands down, has been Meadham Kirchhoff (left), without a doubt! It was so excellently executed, so beautifully layered. The colors were amazing. They basically did what Courtney Love should have done back in the nineties!” —Browns buyer Erin Mullaney
The notion that Kate Moss sparks trends is hardly new—see pirate boots, cutoffs, vintage dresses on the red carpet, etc. And it seems the supermodel’s innate style is more compelling than ever for designers as well as consumers. Case in point: the Gloria Swanson-channeling look she dreamed up with Marc Jacobs to wear to the Costume Institute Gala in May. A line-for-line copy made an appearance in Jacobs’ Resort collection, and we’ve glimpsed its shadow several times throughout the Cruise season—in the use of lamé at Roksanda Ilincic and Chris Benz and in the shimmering one-shoulder silhouettes at Michael Kors and Alexander Wang. And then there’s her turban, a version of which turned up at Yigal Azrouël topping a draped wrap dress—minus the Harry Winston sapphire, of course. Whether it’s all a case of direct homage or just something in the air, Kate as usual was the first to distill the mood.
Will you be adopting Moss’ silent film star look? Click for a slideshow and let us know.
The First Lady of France is coming to Madison Square Garden next month to perform for Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday celebration. Some guys have all the luck. [Daily Mail]
London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic likes to send big shoulders and swaths of satin down the runway. Expect a little less of both—but lots of drama—from her seven-dress capsule collection for high street chain Whistles this September. Prices top out at £300. [Vogue U.K.]
John Malkovich is designing again. This time the line is called Technobohemian, which is, hands down, the best collection name ever. [WWD]
When lined up to enter a fashion show, it’s not often that you are waiting alongside a twelfth-century Buddhist statue or a tenth-century Islamic manuscript. But that’s what happens when the venue is London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. In terms of pure, jaw-dropping beauty, the V&A is up there among the world’s finest museums. Let’s put it this way: As a venue for a fashion show, it sure beats a decrepit old warehouse in the East End. So when critical darling Roksanda Ilincic, as part of the museum’s Fashion in Motion series (previous participants include Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Alexander McQueen), staged a show for friends and family, she made a point to acknowledge the very special space. And so, this was no ordinary show. Dancers from the English National Ballet pirouetted and pas de bourrée-ed their way down the runway, weaving between models in the greatest hits from Ilincic’s past three collections. As the strains of classical music filled the room, guests visibly relaxed in their chairs. Overheard was one journalist who sighed, “Why can’t London fashion week just stage all their shows here? Then we wouldn’t be so stressed, running from one dodgy venue to another.” Hello, British Fashion Council. Are you listening?