Roksanda Ilincic to curate Sotheby's auction

London-based fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic has been announced as the next guest curator for Sotheby’s ongoing art series Contemporary Curated.


Roksanda Ilincic founded her brand in 2005 - Chris Floyd, Sotheby's

Known for her daring colour combinations, contrasting textures and experimental silhouettes, Roksanda Ilincic has built her womenswear fashion brand Roksanda into one of London’s most recognisable labels.

She studied Architecture and Applied Arts at the University of Belgrade before embarking on a course in womenswear at Central Saint Martins, and her designs often draw upon the aesthetics of artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Le Corbusier, and Ellsworth Kelly.

This art-inspired fashion style informs the selection of contemporary artworks that she, in her role as guest curator, hand-picked for the Contemporary Curated auction. Her ‘female-centric’ fashion philosophy is represented by artists such as Amy Sillman, while works from Imi Knoebel, Aleksandra Domanovic and Anthony Caro speak to the contrasting textures she favours throughout her designs.

“I definitely approach designing as art and I approach texture, contrast and particularly colour – sculpting the sleeves and things like that – as an artistic practice. In reviews, people have noted the influence of art in my work and its impact in the image and creation of my brand. That’s a huge compliment for me,” commented Ilincic.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auction will take place on 20 November in London.

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