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Roksanda Ilincic x Matches

28 Dec



To say Roksanda Ilincic has had a stellar year is an understatement. While the rest of us were battling with a bleak January, Roksanda saw none other than Michelle Obama wearing one of her dresses on a state visit, propelling the designer onto the global fashion stage. From then on, Roksanda has dressed everyone from Kate Middleton and Keira Knightley to Carey Mulligan and Florence Welch. She has also launched a gorgeous swimwear collection and became one of the newest designers for Debenhams’ Edition range. The cherry on top of her perfectly frosted cake is a new collaboration with designer boutique Matches. 



Roksanda has revisted her design archives and reworked some of her key designs, resulting in a stunning six-piece capsule collection in her signature jewel tones and decadent draping. Roksanda commented: “Making a great exit is every bit as important as making a great entrance. I love to make a feature of the back of dresses – it’s part of viewing a design in 360 degrees.”


Fashion Forward winners

11 Jul
A couple of years ago, the BFC added a new sponsorship to the New Gen scheme, Fashion Forward. It aims to support the winners for two seasons and ease the transition from emerging talent to established designer. Previous winners – Giles Deacon, Jonathan Saunders, Richard Nicoll and Sinja-Stanic – have gone on to become big names in womenswear, thanks to the substantial cash sponsorship and business mentoring. Let’s hope the same success will be achieved by this years winners:

Christopher Kane recieves Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, he has been showing for four seasons under New Gen sponsorship.

Erdem recieved the Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, and was awarded the BFC Fashion Enterprise Award sponsored by Swarovski.

Marios Schwab also recieves his Fashion Forward sponsorship for the first time, but this is the latest in a long list of accolades for the designer, who has also won Best New Designer at the British Fashion Awards (2006) and the Swiss Textile Award (2007)

Roksanda Ilincic recieved the award for the second season.