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‘The Founder Files’ with Roksanda Ilincic

Iconic fashion designer Roksanda Ilincic told the story of her entrepreneurial journey, sharing her insights into building an award-winning creative business. This event was in partnership with Creative Entrepreneurs.

What to expect?

Roksanda Ilincic is one of the world’s most sought-after fashion designers, with Michelle Obama, Keira Knightley and the Duchess of Cambridge amongst her clients. Renowned for her bold use of colour and innovative shapes, Roksanda’s work has garnered numerous awards and accolades. Her designs regularly appear at leading fashion events and have been exhibited across the world in museums including the Design Museum and the V&A.

But what the spotlight has not yet shown is Roksanda’s incredible journey as an entrepreneur. In partnership with Creative Entrepreneurs, this event explores how Roksanda built the company and iconic brand for which she is known today. Chaired by Carolyn Dailey , founder of Creative Entrepreneurs, this conversation shall focus on uncovering the inside story of how to develop a successful creative business.

Image courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic

Image courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic

Image courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic


Visit the Design Museum's Instagram page to see Roksanda Ilincic's takeover - where she reveals some of her inspirations and processes with colour, object and material.

Q&A with Roksanda Ilincic

Award-winning global fashion designer, Roksanda Ilinic speaks to the Design Museum about her career so far, her love of colour and shape and her design inspirations.

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Booking information

Adult £20, student/ concession £15, Members £18.

For a five day priority booking period Members have access to a limited number of tickets that are available at a 10% discount before tickets go on general release.


Roksanda Ilincic

Roksanda graduated from Central Saint Martins in 1999 and set up her fashion label in 2003. Her awards include ‘Business Woman of the Year 2014’, by Harpers Bazaar and ‘British Designer of the Year’ at the Elle Style Awards.

Carolyn Dailey

After a 20-year career in the creative sector at Time Warner, Carolyn launched Creative Entrepreneurs in 2016. Engaging Downing Street plus top creatives such as Jamal Edwards, Anya Hindmarch and the late Zaha Hadid to help spread the word, it has reached over 750K creative entrepreneurs.

About Creative Entrepreneurs

Creative Entrepreneurs brings together, for the first time in one place, the resources, inspiration and networks creative people need to turn their ideas into successful businesses.

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