5 minutes with… Roksanda Illincic!

April 18
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Roksanda Illincic, one of the hottest designers at the moment and is creating a huge buzz in the Middle East. She was recently flown in to Dubai for an event at Boutique1. Check out a few of my favorite pieces from her current collection above… and next season just gets better! Enjoy the interview below…  We spoke about blogs, the Middle East and her favorite haunts around the world! and shop Roksanda at Boutique 1 HERE

What inspires you?
I am constantly inspired by the notion of effortless dressing, so feeling chic though comfortable on any occasion. This is definitely something that I try to evoke in my collections. For AW12 I looked to the androgynous females from the 1940’s such as Katherine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart; who brought a daring, sporty and utilitarian feel to their time.

Is this your first trip to Dubai? Have you been to the Middle East before?
I have, and it has always held a lasting impression. It is so visually rewarding and constantly striving to be ahead of the game. I am extremely excited to be back, it is good to see how it had changed since I was last here.

Do you read fashion blogs?
Absolutely, when I have the time!

Favorite place to eat? J Sheekey’s in London

Favorite place to pamper yourself? I love to visit the galleries and gardens in London

 Favorite place to shop? I love to shop for different things in different cities. London is great for Antiques, New York is great for those unique vintage stores and Paris for its couture!

Favorite place to party? That’s a secret