Saturday, September 22, 2007



This was one of the collections that I have been anticipating most, forget Kane and Pugh, because I’m convinced that Roksanda Ilincic is the real one to watch. I thought the colour and texture of the yellow pieces scattered across the collection were perfect, there was something vaguely off about the colour; like it should have been brighter, which for me made it even better. The colour was especially effective for the slip style skirt midi skirt which was paired with a body con, yet still suitably feminine bra. The rest of the collection mostl focused on a “British Spring” board of colour- mushy show greys, and plenty of off-colour monochromes. While everyone has been raving about the “midi dress” I haven’t seen many wearable pieces to convince me of its worthiness (apart from that purple Lanvin dress from the fall collections) but Ilincic’s hemlines have given me a sense of what the fuss is about.

The simplicity of the luxe fabrics reminds me of the pieces that have been in Reiss recently. Okay, I know it should be the high (end) street taking influence from the designers, and I’m also sure that Roksanda has enough of a fashion brain to come up with those designs without drawing ideas from Reiss, but it’s just an observation. I was hoping to see a little more of the volume and shape that drew my attention to her in the first place. The structured shoulders were a nice touch but the tuxedo jacket was just a little too much,
and took away from a wonderful combination of pieces. Still, I always think it’s better to do overstated than under. That way you’re never left wondering “what if?...”


In terms of beauty and accessorising, I felt that more could have been done with the hair and make up, it just seemed a little too “typical spring collection” which funnily enough, is a look that lots of designers seem to have reverted back to this season. Though the bright red and pink hues of lipstick slightly make up for this. The shoes on the other hand were spot on, with just the right amount of the“sexy powerwoman” feel that I am seeking from the spring collections. I don’t think the body con mood has quite left yet, though it needs to be adapted, preferably veering in the dominatrix direction, and the patent leather and sharp heels (again reminiscent of Lanvin) in the footwear department certainly satisfied those needs...

9 comments:

Miss Woo said...

I love the floaty and romantic style of her designs, but am still not sold on the midi length thing. I can't see it being very flattering apart from on people with super long legs.

discothequechic said...

I agree with you, Miss Woo to the extent that I'd still rather go brave and supershort!

S xx

Allure said...

Thank you so much for the compliment and for adding me to your links.

To be honest, I'd never heard of Roksanda Ilincic before, but I like most pieces.

Bojana said...

I love her. Mostly because she's from ex-Yugoslavia
I love the black dress with the yellow detail.

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-S said...

i have never heard of her, but i sort of kind of like it.

Aisha said...

To be honest i hadn't heard of Roksanda Ilincic until today, the collection is very creative, but i don't know if i could wear some stuff, like the third capri with yellow on the end. My favorite is the first white dress with a waist belt =).

cool post.
x

penelope said...

haha!! oh god!! why haven we heard of her b4?! lol! anyhow; i love the way she puts in a lil smt and it totally pops!! it's brillant!!

Ana said...

very nice write up. i like the muted palette...its sort of like the clothes were worn again and again and left out in the sun to age.

i love super short dresses!

gophaedra said...

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