With primary colored Legos as inspiration for her Pre-Fall 2012 collection.
By taking a mix of textures + color blocking looks, with primary colors as surprising accents, designer Roksanda Ilnincic’s many silhouettes spark a fun yet flirty sex appeal in the simplest of ways, as pictured throughout. Above, she manages to make a simple b&w color block shift mini-dress pop with a hint of red peeking through the high front slit.
Above, she takes a black long-sleeved dress, with blue bell cuffs + sparks interest by adding a high neck in bright yellow. And it’s all these little nuances that make this collection so appealing. The use of color always manages to change the look of the wearer, no matter the makeup or hair paired with it. Just imagine how much different this dress would look if the model were wearing shoes in a bright salmon or even a harsh metallic?
Love what she does here with this 3/4 length coat – there’s the right amount of volume on the sleeves in what appears to be a patterned black + gray fabric (maybe wool?) accented by a large rectangular patch of red from the top of the back of arm, over the elbow + mid-forearm. The coat is then completed with deep, front square outer pockets, exposing side and bottom folds in slices of blue, which is a little hard to see from the picture but it’s there. I adore the slightly flared yellow trouser pants paired with this coat-truly a great play of silhouettes.
This look below shows how well Ilnincic knows the modern woman by pairing a bright yellow parka jacket with such an adorable mini dress. A bright light blue bell skirt, with a tight top in black accentuating the waist by adding an almost blush band across it, also found on the high neck’s color further implicates Ilnincic in being a master of silhouettes at play.
Then there’s this subtle babydoll style dress made to pop with color blocking and contrasting ruffles starting at bottom in the back.
photos: Roksanda Ilincic
There’s no mistaking Ilnincic’s Pre-Fall woman will definitely stand out, but luckily, it won’t just be for her bold choice of bright color but also, for wearing pieces that say enough so simply.