Ilinčić studied architecture and design at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, before coming to study at Central Saint Martins in London in 1999, where she graduated with an MA in Women swear.
She has her eponymous label, first showing at London Fashion Week in 2003; the range includes day and evening dresses, hand bags and swimwear. Ilinčić is known for bold use of colour, luxurious fabrics and clean, elegant lines.
She has also produced diffusion lines for high street stores Whistles and Debenhams.
In July 2012, she launched a new children swear line, ‘Blossom’, inspired in part by her daughter, Efimia.
In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, she was one of a number of designers who created a tee-shirt to raise funds for the Evening Standard’s ‘Dispossessed Fund’.
Ilinčić was born in Belgrade, capital of Serbia, and travelled the world with her parents; her father Lazar was a successful businessman and her mother Ranka worked in public relations.
Roksanda collects vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces, a passion inherited from her mother.
Ilinčić now lives in north London with her husband, Philip Bueno de Mesquita, who founded the sports shoe brand ‘Acupuncture’, and their daughter, Efimia.
Ilinčić has dressed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Michelle Obama, and the wife of the British Prime Minister, Samantha Cameron.
Other notable clients include actors and performers Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, January Jones, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, Róisín Murphy, and Naomie Harris.
World Liberty TV, was on Hand at the LifeLine Charity headed by Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine, where Roksanda Ilincic showcased her line of designs to raise money for the LifeLine Charity.