At the autumn winter 2018 Roksanda show during London Fashion Week today, the namesake designer refreshed the most humble of accessories. As the cold drags on and the weather continues to be unpredictable, meaning outerwear remains the norm, Roksanda’s striking scarves staged a coup on the statement coat.
When the wind is blowing and the chance of catching a cold is simply too great, it’s imperative to seek out a creative way to stay warm. Enter, Roksanda’s vision of comfort: down-filled scarves. One might usually think of Roksanda Ilincic in the same breath as striking cocktail dresses - as favoured by Emma Stone, the Duchess of Cambridge and Kiera Knightley - yet today she flexed her sartorial muscles in a different way.
Models in tailored coats, furry jackets and swaddled in downy outerwear in honey and rose colours stepped out with the tight knot of a puffed-up scarf at their neck. Secured tight at the neck with the tail of the shawl pointing skywards, it's almost couture proportions,
No matter which way you twist it, one thing is blatantly clear: This is a subtle styling trick that’s graceful, unfussy and a boring coat’s game changer.