London Fashion Week favourite Roksanda announces “fashion should be inclusive” as she unveils an enviable collection of ready-to-wear for inclusive Italian label Marina Rinaldi
No one does colour quite like Roksanda Ilincic. Season after season, the London-based designer drenches the catwalk in the most exquisite shades, putting together bold and tempting colour combinations. In an exciting move her eponymous label, Roksanda, has collaborated with size-inclusive Italian brand Marina Rinaldi. The collection, which includes tailored outerwear, evening dresses, skirts, trousers and tops, maintains the aesthetic of both houses: strong, fluid silhouettes that are feminine without being saccharine.
“Everybody should have fun with fashion, no matter the size and age, there should be enjoyment and playfulness,” said Ilincic. “Fashion has moved drastically from where it was several years ago. At the moment it’s trying to acknowledge diversity in different body shapes and different cultures. I am a big believer that fashion should be inclusive.”
Here are the three tips from the Stylist fashion team, to encourage even the most colour averse of dressers to break out of their monochrome mould.
Embrace the Rainbow
Pulling off a look with a mixture of colours is actually much easier than sticking to a single shade. The long, silk, A-line dress is perfect because it combines a range of colours in one easy-to-slip-on piece.
Roksanda’s classic colour combination is a muted shade slashed with a brighter, bolder hue like burgundy and electric blue. This skillfully allows the more muted colour to act as a neutral shade in your wardrobe.
Play with Proportion
Proportions and layering are key to making colour a success by creating movement. Pair loose, oversized, longline tops or dresses with billowing trousers for maximum impact.
The full collection is a masterclass in colour, silhouettes and style. From impeccable tailoring to ankle grazing lengths and unusual prints and shades.
Here are our favourite looks from the collection…
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda top and skirt
Have fun with colour and print; Roksanda is as well known for her quirky colour combinations as she is for her prints. This longline top is a bit more fitted and therefore perfect for a more formal occasion with heels, or for work with ankle or knee-high boots. This skirt would also look great with a long sleeved blouse either tucked in or left out and flowing.
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda top and trousers
Roksanda is a master of colour included more muted shades. These autumnal shades are super flattering but also quite playful with the side stripe detail on the trousers. High-waist, wide-leg trousers with a slim fit polo neck - or t-shrit - make for an effortless autumn uniform.
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda dress
Graphic and geometric prints are an interesting way to introduce colour and detail to a dress. The inverted v on this midi dress is playful but also sophisticated and unusual.
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda top and tailored trousers
If navy and burgundy feel too safe and not special enough embrace this season’s trend for all things beige. This golden, stone-tone look is super chic and would look great with a burgundy or raspberry crombie coat.
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda roll-neck and skirt
Panels of block colour are another of Roksanda’s signatures; timeless and elegant they work as well for daytime as they do for evening. Dress this skirt down with a jersey roll neck for everyday, or dress it up with a round-neck, long-sleeved silk blouse in a punchy acid shade and add some white barely there sandals for a chic summer evening look.
Marina Rinaldi By Roksanda dress
Ankle-grazing silhouettes are the epitome of chic, and easier to wear than you think. Look for a flowing fabric; ideally a heavy silk in a dark tone with sleeves so as not to look too dressy, add a cropped wool jacket and ankle or knee length boots in brown or burgundy and wear all winter.
All imagery: courtesy of Marina Rinaldi