Things were pretty-in-pink to begin with, especially an oversized coat in a delicate shade of the feminine hue, and a fitted dress in a midi length which was color-blocked - via contrast accents at the waist and collar - in a sweet trio of tones including pale pink, candy floss and a neon salmony tint. The designer also worked the same shape on a bustier version, only here blocking with different-sized gray plaid checks. Then things got slightly twisted, as the storyline opened up to include full pink skirts sporting glossy pink PVC aprons, clinical oversized T-shirts in baby-pink silk, and retro silhouettes in curious color combinations and materials, coupling a shaved shearling coat in spearmint with a toffee-brown collar with a mud-brown dress, for instance, or decorating a crackly dark-brown PVC dress with silver embroidery resembling snowflakes. It was a strange universe, one that really came together when the designer stepped out to take her runway bow in one of her full PVC skirts, clutching a huge bunch of branches and flowers which complemented her matte red lipstick. Ilincic is her own muse. And it will take women with her kind of polished, old school glamour to truly pull these pieces off, especially the quirkier styles.
- Katya Foreman