Like the psychedelic swirled paint splatter on the floor, the Roksanda runway was set. While minimalism is still a hot trend, designer Roksanda Ilincic abandoned the current conventions of fashion and took a bold step, embracing color for her A/W 2015 collection.
Dresses came in a combination of clashing shades: royal blue melded together with bright pinks and purples, merging together to create a swirling, hypnotic pattern, evoking an almost ‘70s, psychedelic vibe. Paired with fur stoles that came in maroon and loud, mustard yellow, the colliding of colors made the looks frivolous and eccentric. Roksanda successfully combined deep red and burgundy, before combining them with acid blues and pinks—injecting a vibrant zing of life to an often dull winter wardrobe.
Textures played a huge role in this collection with dresses and skirts made out of intricate, woven tapestries. Interlaced dresses and full, calf-length skirts were slightly frayed at the edges, creating a look that was both edgy, but womanly. The ever popular turtle-neck made its appearance, coming in solid blocks of mustard and burgundy, layered under sleeveless dresses to create a look that was cozy and appropriate for winter. Paired with the oversized fur coats and stoles in neon hues, Roksanda’s collection demanded attention. She complemented the looks with lace-up mules worn with ankle socks, giving the rich collection a youthful vibe.
Despite the bright, bold shades, the silhouettes remained elegant as the signature look was a cinched-in waist, with coats and skirts fastened with large, silver-buckled belts, creating an elongated and feminine outline. However, it was accessories that stole the show. What stood out the most and had the press nodding in approval were the lush, oversized fur clutches that came in every color of the rainbow.
As the collection developed, the evening looks were toned down, and bright colors gave way to faded hues. Black, silk pant suits and eggplant purple dresses had a subtle, textured, 3-D grid pattern made from hand-cut organza petals.