'The next Gucci': Roksanda's rise

'The next Gucci': Roksanda's rise View Gallery
Roksanda Ilincic : a Diane von Furstenberg for our times Pic: Fergal Phillips

Formidable women from Michelle Obama to Kate Middleton love her womenswear - so it’s no wonder that Serbian designer Roksanda Ilincic is a force of nature herself, if a down-to-earth one

Roksanda Ilincic, all six foot of her willowy fabulousness, is sitting alone in a dressing room at Dublin’s Brown Thomas. Ilincic, the Serbian designer who has taken on the high fashion world and won, is wearing flowing culottes and a printed blouse, each of her own design, as she prepares to meet yet another journalist. She’s been sequestered in this private dressing area for several hours now, and yet, all bright red lipstick and dazzling smile, displays little sign of fatigue as this journalist arrives. Today is the designer’s Dublin debut, and she’s facing into the deluge of attention like a seasoned pro.

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