Roksanda Ilincic is a Serbian-born avant-garde designer. She is known to make dresses in shiny fabrics (silk and satin) with Empire cuts and retro embellishments (poufs, trains, fur). Her line debuted in London, 2005 as part of Topshop's New Generation initiative. What makes Ilincic's collections even more unique, is the fact that her clothes are hand sewn. Her collections have won praise from critics like Vogue, to the likes of fashionistas across the globe (i.e., Margherita Missoni and Kate Hudson). For a small, up-n-coming label, She has also done well commercially in the U.K.