Roksanda Is All About Ruffles And Frills


Every time Roksanda has a new collection out, I get super excited, as she never disappoints. Sure, you might see a repeat of her signature geometric shapes, using color blocking or a mix of textures, but her designs always have new life breathed into them for every collection. The RTW Fall collection was riddled with so many textures, I just wanted to push my hand through my screen + feel all of it.

Velvet, suede, lurex, silk, Persian Lamb + tied fur collars, made quite an impression throughout. A royal blue velvet pant suit with faint pink piping made my heart swell, as quickly as did the over-the-knee velvet boots in various colors. Another sweet velvet number, was a short empire dress, with ribbon detailing + plunging neckline, granting the wearer just enough sex appeal without being vulgar.


Suede killed it as a patterned maxi skirt, paired with a sweater + fur collar, while a skinny belt made a long dark periwinkle blue coat pop. And how could anyone dismiss all the silk ruffle madness throughout, especially in that silk maxi plissé dress? And note, this was the first time everyone got to see her new handbag collection, which I’ll be discussing later.

Prints were another story. Some looks showed burnt out velvet on black, in a color that looked like it was on fire. There was line drawing print featuring faces, cats, half moons, sitting nudes + mens faces, paired with a pink ruffled collar tied by a black velvet ribbon. For her evening looks, she had an all-over squiggly pattern on tulle that just looked stunning against bare skin.

Although some might complain the collection was too retro, that’s the direction in which many are going, thankfully, especially that of the Seventies! Overall, I think this Roksanda collection was made with the modern woman in mind, that could do anything in a dress, no matter the length, be it going to work or going out. Plus, with Roksanda using otk suede boots with a lot of the looks, made wearing pants or tights obsolete.


(photos: Yannis Vlamos)



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