Known for strong colour and colour blocking, Roksanda Illincic took a “if it’s not broken don’t fix it” approach to her AW15 collection in the Seymour Leisure Centre.
This approach was instantaneously confirmed when immediately witnessing the raised purple catwalk that conjured up childhood memories of dandelion and burdock hard boiled sweets.
The show kicked off unveiling the expected bright hues, in autumnal shades, which were the basis for the overtly stylised and intrinsically psychedelic designs.
Central Saint Martin’s graduate Illincic has always undoubtedly designed for an assortment of daring women in powerful positions dressing to be seen as well as heard.
For the season Roksanda stepped it up a few notches in terms of the atmosphere of the collection with ochre and shades of purple bringing warmth and transcending the muted moodiness of the current Autumn/Winter collection.
Luxurious cuts encouraged tailored layering while waists were highlighted with gold plated belts.
Woven knit coats were reminiscent of Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’, in distorted liner’s of royal blue, burnt orange, yellow ochre and pink.
Dresses and jumpsuits were two-toned and caging detail appeared on wool dresses to the calf.
A flurry of fur was certainly noticeable on clutches, and stoles were tucked into belts. Nicholas Kirkwood also collaborated on the collection, which saw bright ankle socks paired with his designs.
Despite sticking to a tried and tested formula, Illinicic managed to breathe life into her technique thanks to a slew of warm colours and intricate details, and once again the Roksana label convinces us that brighter is better.