Ilincic 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 earned her master's degree in Womenswear.
She has been showing her collections on the London Fashion Week schedule since 2005, later adding swimwear and blossom, a childrenswear line, to the ready-to-wear offering.
The first ROKSANDA store - a collaboration with architect David Adjaye - opened in June 2014 at 9 Mount Street in London's Mayfair. This opening marked a rebrand of the label to ROKSANDA - a reflection on the designer's signature simplicity - and a milestone in its continued global reach.
In November 2014, Roksanda Ilincic was named Business Woman of the Year at the Harper's Bazaar UK Women of the Year Awards. The year before Roksanda won the Red Carpet Designer award at the British Elle Style Awards and in 2012 the Red Carpet Award at the British Fashion Awards.
ROKSANDA designs are currently on display at the Women, Fashion, Power exhibit at the Design Museum; they have also been featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950. In 2008,
Roksanda now lives in north London with her husband, Philip Bueno de Mesquita, who founded the sports shoe brand 'Acupuncture', and their daughter, Efimia (b. 2011).
The brand has a loyal VIP following, with recent appearances on Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Samantha Cameron, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Keira Knightley, and Melania Trump.
- London Fashion Week profile http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/roksandailincic
- Evening Standard profile http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/roksanda-ilincic-the-goth-strips-off-6489804.html
- Daily Telegraph: World of designer Roksanda Ilincic http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/article/TMG8555379/World-of-designer-Roksanda-Ilincic.html
- Feitelberg, Rosemary (2016-07-19). "Melania Trump Wears Roksanda at Republican National Convention". Retrieved 2016-07-19.