Roksanda x Fila collaboration is a Wallpaper* design awards winner
‘An encounter between two very completely different identities to create a brand new one, without delay surprising and genuine,’ described London-based label Roksanda of its collaboration with Fila, which was first proven as a part of its A/W 2022 presentation at London Trend Week final February. Backdropped by vibrant geometric sculptures by Irish artist Eva Rothschild, the varied collaborative items noticed Roksanda Ilinčić – the label’s namesake founder and artistic director – mix her distinctive eye for silhouette and minimize with the archetypal logos and technical materials lengthy synonymous with the sportswear model.
Roksanda x Fila: ‘surprising and genuine’
The end result was a sequence of daring voluminous kinds, from duvet-like jackets and uneven quilted ponchos which enveloped the physique, to layered seems which appeared as if fashioned from deconstructed technical anoraks and jackets (Ilinčić beforehand famous she hopes her designs ‘present a way of shelter and refuge to their wearer’). A sometimes vivid palette – Ilinčić can also be identified for an expansive use of color, which aligns along with her longtime hyperlinks with the up to date artwork world – illuminated the items in fluorescent shades of pink and orange, harking back to classic sportswear.
‘Rising up in Serbia, I cherish private recollections of how a lot all of us liked Fila items coming from Italy,’ she mentioned of the satisfyingly offbeat union on the time. ‘This assortment allowed me to offer a brand new standpoint on such a beloved heritage: one which merges my shapes and hues with a way of efficiency and the outside. The delicate, enveloping message is completely well timed.’
Mannequin: Emily Viviane at Elite Fashions London. Casting: Svea Casting. Hair: Maarit Niemela at Bryant Artists utilizing Charlotte Mensah. Make-up: Rebecca Davenport utilizing Danessa Myricks. Manicure: Sasha Goddard at Saint Luke Artists utilizing Dior Manicure Assortment and Miss Dior hand cream. Images assistant: Callum Su. Trend assistant: Kris Bergfeldt.
The winners of the Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023 are revealed within the February 2023 situation, obtainable in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple Information +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today (opens in new tab)