Vogue Runway

ROKSANDA: S/S 2017 READY-TO-WEAR

“A song to summer” was how Roksanda Ilincic summed up her new collection today, a fitting description for clothes that had the languid elegance of a lazy afternoon in mid-July. [...]

Color-blocking is an integral part of Ilincic’s process, and this season she floated the idea of layering up with whimsical prints as well. A long, flowy tunic was worn over a skirt covered in a horse-and-flower motif—a charming update on Fall’s moon-and-stars pattern—that fluttered at side slits and had a flattering lightness. Indeed, it felt as if Ilincic had injected a breath of airiness into all her signature voluminous silhouettes, whether it was in billowing silk satin sleeves or a dress tied up with ribbons across an open back.

 
There is a quiet sensuality to Roksanda that’s at once modern and modest, and for Spring it gained an athletic energy that was unexpected and refreshing, with racer-back satin slips worn over ribbed sweaters, and racing stripes along tuxedo pants. [...] With its puff sleeves, bias cut, and varsity sweater–style neckline, the bronze-color satin dress was a great example and would look especially good with a tan.