Serbian Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić has been known for her bold color blocking, female-empowering designs which have graced the runway at London Fashion Week for many years. One of the lesser known assets to her career, however, is her education in architecture. In a new collaboration with luxury apartment group Gasholders London, Ilinčić has aimed to blend her talents in a new penthouse designed and curated entirely by herself.
Ilinčić's design language is carried over into her design at Gasholders. In this fully-furnished 7.75 million pound apartment you’ll find a selection of muted colours, textures, and styles incorporated into the space. The decorative style is certainly eclectic, mixing modernist and contemporary post-modern elements. The living room is adorned with 1950s modernist chairs by Pierre Jeanneret and a table from Angelo Mangiarotti. Surrounding lamps are from designers Claire Norcross and Francois Châtain.
Several themes seen between these styles are abstraction, imperfection, and asymmetry throughout the penthouse. Her choice of paintings from Paris-based artist Caroline Denervaud compliment the varied bulbous and geometric shaped pieces of furniture scattered in each room. Denervaud’s work is also seen on hand-painted sun shades, which are reminiscent to her textile contribution for the set design at the Roksanda A/W 18 fashion show. Ceramic decorative pieces by Australian artist Alana Wilson have a raw, organic look to them and the application of the hand of the artist is evident.
The artists that Ilinčić has curated for this apartment are previous collaborators, friends, and inspirations to the designer. Keeping true to her female-focused fashion brand, she made sure to make female artists the forefront of the interior design. Even seen in the literature placed on tables throughout the space, Ilinčić includes books by Patti Smith, Marina Abramovic, Eva Rothschild, and many other influential women.
The main take away from the Ilinčić's Gasholder penthouse is diversity, but not in the typical sense of the word. There is a diversity in style, movement, and purpose to each room. Every room is connected, but each one is uniquely different. Because of the way light enters the apartment, the user experience is ever-changing, even with the slightest shift of the body. There is so much to take in. And yet, this is not distant to her multi-faceted work on the runway. Through this new venture, the Serbian designer cements her design language across mediums, penning her signature to the world beyond fashion.