She was born in Belgrade where she originally studied architecture before moving to London and graduating from the Central St. Martins MA in 2000. Since she began her own label in 2002 she has attracted a loyal customer base.
Roksanda Ilincic joins the LFW schedule for the first time as a New Generation winner. Previously she has shown as part of Fashion East and in 2004 held a presentation in Paris.
By September 2005 she had earned a place on the official London Fashion Week schedule, and her first show was S/S 2006, held at Bibendum restaurant. 'It had only 13 dresses and they were presented in an intimate salon-style show.
Roksanda now sells in 36 countries worldwide, collaborates with Whistles on a diffusion range, and is working on a new range of bags, as well as the swimwear line.
Her collections play with volume and proportion, vibrant colour and juxtaposition of fabrics. Her silhouettes often have a raw-edged architectural sensibility; her colours are strong Slavic mixes and she frequently blends everyday materials, such as cord, with the flamboyant silk organzas, taffetas and satins of couture. She is strongly influenced by 50s and 60s style for high-waisted pencil skirts, Hitchcock dresses, slouch pants and the ceramic buttons and jewellery specially designed for the current collection.
Jamelia, Chloë Sevigny, Gwyneth Paltrow, Roisin Murphy, Björk, Serena Rees, Rosamund Pike, Margherita Missoni, Kate Hudson