Runway Report: Roksanda Ilincic SS17

It was inevitably going to be “a song to summer” at Roksanda Ilincic SS 2017 presentation, as the set itself involved a powder pink back wall ornamented with wooden stencils.  The feel was indolent and beachy – there was a scent of freesia and sea salt in the air – yet still highly anticipatory because her traditional zen arrangements almost always come in combination with dramatic motifs, high side slits, and whimsical fabric movement.

Roksanda’s summer seemed to be all about light layering, intense color-blocking, and flow. There were a plethora of dresses over wide leg trousers, racer backs and skinny straps, satin tuxedo pants and long playful tunics. Instead of last season’s star and moon motif, Spring/Summer was all about flower and horse power, which injected a sense of playfulness into her thoughtful color-blocking process.

One final technical detail that did not go unnoticed – Roksanda’s signature billowing silhouettes were infused with a slightly different athletic energy this season, as she added racing stripes to trims of sweaters, dresses and trousers.  Furthermore, t-shirts became dresses and it all somehow silently worked well together, which points to a certain maturity and a clear sense of place for the designer.

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