LONDON — Roksanda Ilinčić has summoned the British high street and is injecting much needed color and optimism into it.
The Serbian-born designer has teamed with Jigsaw’s creative director Jo Sykes on a 29-piece capsule collection that uses all the colors of the rainbow, from fuchsia, lapis blue, midnight and marigold to teal.
“Combining my love of art, tactility, sculptural shapes and above all color with Jigsaw’s classic, playful and timeless designs has resulted in a collection that is both fun and elegant, practical and ethereal. I hope it will resonate with women of all ages,” Ilinčić said.
Many of the designs feature codes from Ilinčić’s ready-to-wear collections such as the exaggerated lengths, volumes and textures remixed with Jigsaw’s minimal workwear.
The collection drops in select stores and online from Tuesday with a limited run of 10 units for some items and prices starting at 70 pounds and going up to 2,000 pounds.
“With creativity, art and quality craftsmanship at its core, the partnership aligns perfectly with our dedication of supporting British arts and culture through the Jigsaw Foundation, which was launched earlier this year,” Sykes said.
Ilinčić’s arty collections are often worn by the likes of Vanessa Redgrave, Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton and other high-profile women, in Hollywood, royal and creative circles.
The designer is an ever-present guest at Frieze London. Last year, she staged her spring 2023 show at the Serpentine pavilion.
“The audience was much more art and creatives-related, which is incredible because it’s a big portion of my customers and usually they’re not able to come to the show, but now they’re all in town [for Frieze], so it’s lovely to be able to see them,” she told WWD at the time.