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This year London based designer Roksanda Ilincic showed a resort collection with a dark, dramatic edge. The Central Saint Martins graduate, who recently announced she would collaborate with British high street retailer Whistles, told WWD she wanted her resort collection to "be approachable in terms of fabric" but the results are anything but everyday. Ilincic is known for her cocktail dresses and this season they stand out more than ever--with 3-D draping and mesh details.
With Cruise '10 in full effect, let's stop and evaluate the latest. Frocks and skirts dominated, but what really caught my eye were clean, lean trousers — quite the opposite of crazy harem pants. Instead, trousers ranged from cropped and loose-fitting to tight and body-con. All polished, all pretty. Each style had its own appeal; I can see myself rockin' these silky Roksanda Ilincic trousers to a rooftop party and these Rebecca Taylor pants for a lazy bike ride. Want to see the cream of the crop?
Balmain's $1,500 jeans have sold out in London, which is pretty much the story with the brand this season...
Etro's Fall 2009 collection was made up of recycled fabrics from the house's archives.
Jourdan Dunn is London Fashion Week's top model, having walked in a total of 14 shows.
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