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Roksanda Ilincic goes bold and bright for spring '17

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Roksanda Ilincic goes bold and bright for spring '17

Roksanda Ilincic presented her take on modern power dressing in her spring 2017 collection.

The designer presented her latest line on Monday morning (19Sep16) as part of London Fashion Week, choosing to hold the show in a concrete space with a plywood runway.

The show opened with a model wearing perfectly tailored wide leg trousers in peach, a white silk shirt and a flowing burnt orange coat.

Sticking with a palette of deep oranges, rusty reds, mustard yellows with the occasional dash of royal purple, Ilincic also wowed with conservative long-sleeved dresses, a flowing pantsuit with billowing sleeves and a pleated minidress which was worn over matching beige silk trousers.

Midway through the procession, the designer added in some prints, including an orange striped retro-style knit jumpsuit and an abstract floral design on a simple black and white dress.

However, a standout had to be a silk bronze-coloured dress worn over a metallic orange long sleeved shirt and paired with burnt orange strappy heels, with the dress taking on a liquid metal appearance as the model walked.

The designs were simple in silhouette yet bold in colour, something which will no doubt appeal to Illincic’s celebrity clientele.

Of late, the Serbia native has won over a new fashion set, with her dresses worn by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, the wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Speaking about why her designs appeal to such high-profile women, Illincic puts it down to the fact that she’s not afraid to champion femininity.

“My vision (is) of a woman who doesn’t show too much skin, but at the same time is very sensual, and very feminine,” she told The Telegraph prior to the runway show. “I design dresses that offer an element of feeling powerful… but at the same time of having some sort of protection.”

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