The Clothes: A beautiful, updated mix of the pieces Roksanda does best, but with a little more slouch and insouciance. Dresses were paneled with different fabrics (silk, wool
and jersey) and clashing colours, continuing one of the biggest trends of London Fashion Week. Her signature superlong tailored trousers were updated in a striking tangerine, and oversized collars added a welcomed quirk to ladylike day dresses. But for us, the oversized clutch bags stole the show – huge, puffy silk jewel-toned clouds shaped like enormous coin purses. In all, it was a strong collection that showcased her uncanny ability to take an evening dress and make it little bit sporty, a little bit cool, and unfathomably wearable.
The Vibe: French elegance. If LaDurée hosted a debutante ball it would look like this venue, a beautiful blue corniced room in the newly renovated Savoy hotel.
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was reminiscent of Sophia Coppola’s Virgin Suicides – textured and a little messy, but straight. Makeup was pretty, simple and natural, dewy skin with a focus on flushed pink cheeks.
The Soundtrack: It opened to Rick James’s “Give It To Me Baby” and closed to “Dance to the Music” by Sly & the Family Stone, a fun contrast to the demure venue.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See in the Collection: Diane Kruger, Kirsten Dunst
The Front Row: Laura Bailey, Lara Bohinc, Jade Parfitt, Mrs. B
The WTF Moment: The choreography – one model walked the wrong way around the winding runway and ended up with her back to the photographer’s pit, walking away from it instead of toward.