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London Fashion Week AW22 Highlights: ROKSANDA

Camilla Rydzek
22 February 2022

For her AW22 collection Central Saint Martins graduate ROKSANDA explored the duality between realism and dreaming, with pieces that combined bold colours and intricate design details.

The collection was presented in Tate Britain, with the audience sitting only a stone's throw away from the masterful sculptures of Henry Moore and the paintings of Francis Bacon. Art also played a central role to the show, with abstract geometric installations by Eva Rothschild forming displays throughout the catwalk.

The designer said that this season her shapes and design choices were reflective of the current situation: "in times of delicate humanity women seek new armour to shelter and find refuge in, to bring joy and excitement and to escape in."

The collection featured exaggerated gowns and unusual patchworking in classic ROKSANDA colour-blocking, with volume being exaggerated to extremes in sleeves, at necklines and at hems - creating otherworldly neon clouds.

Interspersed throughout the main collection was a selection of collaborative ROKSANDA x FILA pieces, unveiled for the first time as full looks. ROKSANDA’s cloud-like, dramatic shapes and vibrant colours met the technicality and straightforwardness of FILA, blending an artistic sense of feminine empowerment with the pragmatism of sport-style.

The show also featured the showpiece dress that ROKSANDA had recently converted into an NFT that is now available to purchase by consumers for as little as £25.

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