Roksanda’s Perfect Ten

Ten dresses to celebrate ten years

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‘Can you believe it?’ asked Roksanda Ilincic who was celebrating her tenth year in business today at a lunch held in Harvey Nichols in her honour.

She was pointing to her first dress – a voluminous black number – that featured in her debut on-schedule show in 2005. Alongside, were nine other dresses, pulled from her archives, reworked in brilliant new colours and fabrics. Ten dresses to celebrate 10 years in business.

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And what a business. Since her inaugural show, Ilincic has launched a swimwear collection, a childrenswear range, won countless awards including the Red Carpet gong at the British Fashion Awards and ELLE Style Awards and opened her David Adjaye-designed flagship store on London’s Mount Street. Plus who hasn’t worn a Roksanda dress? From Kate Middy to Cate Blanchett, the designer is hardly short of celebrity devotees.

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‘I’ve been very lucky,’ she said, explaining that her business has grown to 47 members of staff and will soon introduce fine jewellery and a bag collection into the mix. She also let slip that the shoes for her spring / summer 2016 collection will be designed by Tabitha Simmons.

We can’t wait.

Roksanda’s capsule 10 dress collection is available now, exclusively at Harvey Nichols and her own-name store at 9 Mount Street London W1.

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