Roksanda Resort 2016 collection patterned with Cubist shapes

Roksanda's Resort 2016 fashion collection is patterned with Cubist shapes

Cubist-influenced shapes and contrasting colours pattern the garments in this collection by London fashion brand Roksanda.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Known for its bold use of colour and geometric shapes, the brand led by Serbia-born designer Roksanda Ilincic has continued this approach for its Resort 2016 collection.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

The outfits were unveiled earlier this week at Roksanda's flagship store on London's Mount Street, which opened last summer with an interior by architect David Adjaye that references elements of the brand's fashion designs.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Roksanda's range includes garments from loose lightweight trousers to alpaca wool dresses and tweed coats.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

The blocky, geometric patterns are based on deconstructed shapes similar to those found in the early 20th-century Cubist art movement, made popular by artists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Pink, turquoise, coral and red are the predominant hues, used in blocks and mixed with black, white and beige.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

"Whether through objects like musical instruments or the urban landscapes, the Cubist total abstraction is elevated to new levels of graphic interpretation of real life," said a statement from the brand.

Thin outlines around some of the shapes are formed by raised piping, while striped waistbands, collars, cuffs and hems help to accentuate the silhouettes.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

"Versatile fabrics including linen, crepe, and the continuation of tapestry are worked together to create standout patchwork dresses," said Roksanda.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Leather and PVC are used to contrast the softer fabrics, creating folded ribbon-like details as well as flat panels.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Longer evening dresses and skirts are embellished with diamond-shaped layers of silk organza.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Large black buttons provide details on the jackets of brightly coloured trouser suits and heavier marled coats.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

A range of multicoloured and black high heels was created in collaboration with British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood to accompany the collection.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Luxury fashion houses started releasing the Resort or Cruise collections to entice wealthy shoppers with lines of warm-weather apparel between the traditional Autumn Winter and Spring Summer seasons.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Now widely recognised by brands as an additional commercial opportunity on top of the usual seasonal collections, the annual offerings have expanded from capsule-sized to full collections that cater for a wide variety of climates.

Roksanda Ilincic Resort SS16

Other important off-season fashion shows include London's annual graduate showcases. In 2015, students from the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion and the University of Westminster all presented experimental collections during May and June.