b. 1975, Serbia; lives and works in London 1999-2002 Central Saint Martins, London Originally from Serbia, Roksanda Ilinčić studied architecture and applied arts before moving to London to study fashion....
Originally from Serbia, Roksanda Ilinčić studied architecture and applied arts before moving to London to study fashion. Her love of art and architecture has carried on throughout her signature designs in her multi-award-winning design house ROKSANDA. Known for her love of colour and creative collaborations, she has in fact recently commissioned other participating Cure3 artists Troika and Rana Begum. Her designs have featured in exhibitions at The V&A and the Design Museum in London.
She is drawn to abstract art and often references artists directly in her designs. Her work for Cure3, Colourful Mind, poignantly brings together art, fashion and science. We see the creative hand of the artist with the spray-painted design (inspired by artist Mary Weatherford), the use of textiles as the chosen medium and the nod to science and the cause at hand with the reference to a brain.
She says: “I was so happy to be asked to be a part of the Cure3 project in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and their incredible research into treatments for the effects of Parkinson’s disease. Using the specially designed print from our SS20 collection, the ‘paint explosion’ fabric has been moulded into the abstract shape of a brain to signify a perfectly functioning mind with all the creative thoughts and ideas represented through the contrasting colours and patterns. It is about representing the hope that one day we will be able to find a cure for Parkinson’s that will allow all brains to remain complete and untouched.”