Monday 18th September

| BY Jack Moss

Roksanda: Ready-to-Wear SS18

Colour so good it’s edible. You want to eat it. Candy shop-shades of cerise and red, yellow and electric blue sit alongside a palette cleanser of pure, bridal white. Roksanda always feels super polished. These clothes look expensive, glam, and you can imagine exactly the type of women who would wear this stuff (clue: she’s fabulous). Take note: shape of the season so far is the ruffled smock. It’s come up again and again, but Roksanda is doing it better than most – loose, dropped-shouldered and A-line, falling away to a ruffly hemline, full of volume but light as a cloud.

Plays on volume all the way through, actually – big bell sleeves on blouses and dresses came into a tight cuff, whilst tailoring came long, sleeveless and roomy, secured at the waist with rope fastenings. Silky ruffled blouses worn with high-cut trousers suggested the 1970s, so too the jewel-tone silk dresses, worn with swingy flared pants beneath. Fantasy gowns to finish – layered tulle creations, covered in delicate flowers. Very pretty indeed.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd Evans