While many of her contemporaries in London were focused on sweet embellishment and feminine shapes, Roksanda Ilincic drew inspiration from world-renowned artists to create a Spring 2013 collection with serious force.
The color-splicing work of Niki de Saint Phalle and the palette of Josef Albers's canvases blended together to inform the way llincic blocked colors in this offering. While the combinations were visually interesting all around (the first exit was a black dress with a cobalt blue collar, white bishop's sleeves and generous orange cuffs), the technique really made an impact with Ilincic's cocktail dresses. Here there were undulating panels of black joined to cream, or pink shooting into black and blue. The effect of easy-to-wear, graphically astute garments like this, of course, means power dressing that doesn't sap any of the wearer's strength.