Celebrity designer Roksanda Ilincic on her latest fashion trends and living life in London
Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge and Tilda Swinton are just some of the celebrities that are fans of Ilincic’s outfits. She tells of her plans for the future and what she finds trendy today
Plenty has changed since London-based designer Roksanda Ilincic last visited Hong Kong in 2012. Although she continues to have a cult following among stylish and powerful women including Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge and Tilda Swinton, her business has flourished after a minority investment from Indian businesswoman Eiesha Bharti Pasricha.
I wanted to introduce bags in a different way. The market is so saturated, it was important that we had a strong point of view. The collection speaks to our DNA with the colours and architectural shapes, but at the same time it’s feminine,” she says.
“I’m not a fan of hardware so it’s not used in a classical way for closures but as handles, so it becomes part of the design. We have bags you can wear with everything and every day, but also that bag that doesn’t go with anything, which I love even more.”