What: Shiny satin, dramatic draping and pure glamour.
Thoughts: Roksanda Ilincic said she was inspired by birds for her latest collection and that was evident in the feather-trimmed pieces and paradise-inspired colours that worked around a pallette of white, peacock blues, burnt oranges, reds and silver embellishments.
Clever draping in the knee-length dresses created the sexiest of shapes that every woman will be desperate to wear next season. There was an unexpected androgynous edge with oversized coats and tops teamed with girly seperates creating the most glamourous form of grunge, and she added huge drama with the accessories – fur shawls, elbow-length gloves, hats and jewel-coloured satin Nicolas Kirkwood shoes.
But the most breathtaking of the whole collection were the final dresses to shimmy down the runway. In the most dazzling shades of the brightest sunset you can imagine, the billowing satin creations were finished with opposing bright sashes tying at the waist.
Roksanda Ilincic’s autumn/winter 2011 collection is the sort of collection that will have women clamouring to wear it first – beautiful, feminine and utterly astonishing.