Runway Report: Roksanda Fall 2017

The fashion world suffered a loss last year at the passing of Richard Nicoll, and in his honor, fellow Central Saint Martins alumni including Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic joined forces with Pantone to create a forever color titled, Nicoll Blue. Roksanda opened her show with a striking long a-line dress, with matching wide leg pants and satin wrist detailing all in the previously mentioned tribute color. The model walked alone in a demure manner to a live pianist’s keys before the rest of the show continued.

Roksanda, known for her stark bright colors and long lines, didn’t fail to disappoint. An amalgamation of baby tomato, cherry, raspberry and red wine was supported by cobalt blue, kohl black, ripe peach, mustard, and white.

Her usual modest-feminine shapes were still the backbone of her collection, but we saw the designer move to a more drape-themed style, with a tailored feel. Silhouettes were feminized with a range of leather belts, both wide and rope thin which complemented the wide-leg pants that peek-a-booed through a few ankle-grazing dresses.

Roksanda’s Fall 2017 outerwear pieces were ammunition for a big kid in a candy store as the designer didn’t find any limitations in layers, textures or lengths. A shaved tan fur v-neck gilet was tied with a leather rope over an oxblood printed tunic and placed effortlessly under a light royal blue over-sized cape coat. Meanwhile, a mustard light-weight duster-coat-meets-jumpsuit combination, with chain rope belting, was worn over a Pepto Bismol turtle neck and paired with ankle-tied red patent boots and leather rope-handled bag.

Middle partings and natural beach waves were paired with strong eyebrows, clean skin and stained lips leaving the clothing in the spotlight, and allowing Fall 2017 be the season where your outfit will speak louder than lashes.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji