After two seasons of digital presentations, Roksanda Ilincic came back physical show space with Fila’s on the model’s feet. FILA is a heritage footwear brand that cultivates an innovatives many unexpected collaborations and surprising couplings like this one. The newest instalment in this series of progressive trespassing is the collaboration with ROKSANDA. The ROKSANDA X FILA AW22 LFW Collaboration Drop Is Fire!
ROKSANDA AW22 LFW
Roksanda staged an amazing Fashion show with lots of flying fringe, billowing silk and dramatic flailing by dancers and models. All part of an immersive performance choreographed by the artist Holly Blakey. Ilincic means business and knows that sportswear is the way forward. Inspired by a series of black-and-white images of Pina Bausch dancers. Long coats and boots for any weather were on display.
“I think the pandemic has pushed me to be freer and to approach my show differently; it’s given me the guts to do that and perhaps be a little more nonconformist,” said Ilincic. “Also we have been so deprived of theatre and performance of any kind, so I wanted to do something special.”
ROKSANDA x FILA
“Growing up in Serbia, I cherish personal memories of how much we all loved FILA pieces coming from Italy – says Roksanda – This collection allowed me to give a new point of view on such a beloved heritage: one that merges my shapes and colors with a sense of performance and the outdoors. The soft, enveloping message is perfectly timely, I believe”.
ROKSANDA x FILA is the encounter between two very different identities to speak to todays streetwear lovers like us. ROKSANDA’s blown-up, dramatic shapes, and vibrant colors meet the technicality and straightforwardness of FILA. Women love streetwear with an artistic sense of feminine empowerment. And ROKSANDA nailed it with sportswear luxe by working around her very own themes of shelter and protection, which she brought into the outdoors, inline with the elements, active in the FILA ethos.
The collection revolves around humongous duvets that wrap the body allowing the wearer to seek refuge into their volumes, mixed with leisurewear inspired by parachutes incorporating FILA technical and high-performance fabrics. A selection of leggings, t-shirts, sports bras, and jackets grounds the offer, which is completed with padded bags and oversized moon boots. The dialogue between the respective identities carries over in the color palette: an idiosyncratic mix of the tropic, porcelain, black, and fluoro orange with notes of chalk, champagne, butter, pearl, taupe, and fluoro pink.