Going To A Wedding This Summer? The New Jigsaw X Roksanda Collection Is Full Of Perfect Outfits

It's colourful, sculptural and available on the high street.

Jigsaw x Roksanda

by Natalie Hammond |
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In fashion circles, Roksanda is a byword for a powerful kind of elegance. Need a dress that makes you look as captivating as a piece of art? Or A-grade tailoring that is guaranteed to make you feel as good as you look? Or a punchy pattern, some saturated colour-blocking or simply a garment that makes everyone you encounter think to themselves, 'Where did she get that?' Roksanda Ilinčić is the queen of such clothes, conversation starters that will become future collector's items, and she's just dropped her second collaboration with one of the most grown-up high street stores : Jigsaw x Roksanda.

Jigsaw x Roksanda
Jigsaw x Roksanda

The 12-piece limited-edition capsule arrived in stores, and online in May. And as fans of both brands, and the first collection which dropped last year, will already be able to attest, it's very much a meeting of two minds. Ilinčić describes this capsule as 'a continuation of narrative inspired by art, dance, movement and colour. Fluid dresses mixed with masculine tailoring, hand painted prints inspired by 'flowers in motion’ are some of the elements that have shaped this collection into an expression of movement and freedom, softness and strength.'

Jigsaw x Roksanda
Jigsaw x Roksanda

As you would expect with a collection involving Roksanda, the dresses are a tour de force, with sculptural details, distinctive cuts and, as always, a glorious colour palette that will ensure all eyes are on you. (There's also plenty of texture, from knotting, fringing and pleats in the form of a clever plisse fabric that, last time round, was a favourite of Team Grazia.)

Jigsaw x Roksanda

Our Favourite Pieces From The Jigsaw x Roksanda Collaboration

Dresses

Jigsaw x Roksanda pink dress
Hannah Banks-Walker

'Roksanda, in my humble opinion, is a master of shape, with a deft ability to cut fabric in a way that makes the wearer feel their very best. This dress is a prime example - it’s fitted without feeling at all restrictive and has the signature Roksanda hallmarks - contrast-colour bows and some very well-placed draping. Another brilliant option for summer events this year,' says Hannah Banks-Walker, Grazia's head of fashion commerce.

Jigsaw x Roksanda
Hannah Banks-Walker

'This is the ultimate holiday dress. In fact, having tried it on, I can’t imagine ever wearing anything else in extreme heat. Or just a mild summer’s day, for that matter. Made of high-quality cotton poplin, all you need to add is a chunky pair of sandals and you’re the best dressed tourist anywhere.'

Jigsaw x Roksanda red dress
Hannah Banks-Walker

'Pictures don’t really do this dress justice - it’s a real showstopper that would make for an incredible wedding guest outfit. It’s sheer, so unless you’re going for your own take on the naked dress, I’d recommend wearing something underneath (I wore a bodysuit from Savage x Fenty, which worked really well). It’s made of a beautiful organza and gives great movement as you walk. I’m usually a size 12 and this was a size small, so definitely size down for the best fit.'

Jigsaw x Roksanda
Hannah Banks-Walker

Trousers

Jigsaw x Roksanda plisse silk trousers
Hannah Banks-Walker

Jigsaw x Roksanda straight-leg trousers
Hannah Banks-Walker

'I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of wide-leg trousers for some time - let me tell you, this is what I’ve been looking for. As mentioned, they worked well on their own with tops in vivid colours but, with the matching sleeveless jacket, it became something even more chic. Try with pointed pumps as your very impressive take on summer workwear this year.'

Tops

Jigsaw x Roksanda plisse knotted tabard
Hannah Banks-Walker

'A striking two piece, I really liked that the relaxed silhouette is kept flattering by the tie detail on the top. Initially, I did feel a bit like an art teacher trying to be ‘funky’ (shout out to Mrs Somerville, my long-suffering GCSE teacher) but this grew on me the longer I wore it. You don’t have to wear as a co-ord, though - I also tried the trousers with a tailored shirt (also from Jigsaw) and the top would work well with jeans.'

Jigsaw x Roksanda sleeveless blazer
Hannah Banks-Walker

Jigsaw x Roksanda blue silk top
Hannah Banks-Walker

Skirts

Jigsaw x Roksanda satin maxi skirt
Hannah Banks-Walker

'The fluidity of this outfit made it a dream to wear, while the colour just about sealed the deal. I would wear these pieces together for any dressed-up occasion but, equally, they’d work separately with many other pieces in my wardrobe. I tried the top with the wide-leg trousers in the collection, too, which gave great proportions and would be an ideal outfit for those moments when you want to feel polished but not over dressed.'

Gowns

Natalie Hammond is Grazia’s Senior Fashion News Editor. She loves winter, hates summer and can often be found writing about the weather (and what on earth to wear).

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