After studying architecture and applied arts in her native Belgrade, Roksanda Ilincic came to London, where she earned her masters degree in Womenswear at Central St. Martins. She has been showing her collections on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2005, recently adding swimwear and blossom, a childrenswear line, to the ready-to-wear offering.
ROKSANDA’s signature take on shape and her bold use of colour has fast become a go-to for women who are after effortless day and eveningwear, with an unmistakably modern approach to luxury fashion.
The first ROKSANDA store – a collaboration with architect David Adjaye – opened in June 2014 at 9 Mount Street in London’s Mayfair. This opening marked a rebrand of the label to ROKSANDA – a reflection on the designer’s signature simplicity – and a milestone in its continued global reach. The label is currently stocked in over 40 countries worldwide at influential retailers including Net-APorter, Selfridges, MyTheresa.com and Joyce.
ROKSANDA has a loyal VIP following, with recent appearances on the Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama, Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams and Keira Knightley. In November 2014 Roksanda Ilincic was named Businesswoman of the Year at Harper’s Bazaar UK’s Women of the Year Awards. The year before Roksanda won the Red Carpet Designer award at the British Elle Style Awards and in 2012 the Red Carpet Award at the British Fashion Awards.
ROKSANDA designs are currently on display at the Women Fashion Power exhibit at the Design Museum; they have also been featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. In 2008, Roksanda was invited by the Museum to participate in their Fashion in Motion series, hosting a catwalk show in their historic Raphael Gallery.
Roksanda’s name can be found in the Business of Fashion 500, a global index of the people shaping the fashion industry.