One to Watch: Fashion Designer Simone Rocha

The Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection from daring fashion darling Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha, a Chinese-Irish international fashion designer, made major waves on the runway at London Fashion Week this past fall with her Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection. The daughter of famed fashion designer John Rocha, some may say she was perhaps predisposed for this success. However, those natural talents were developed with extensive training at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and at Central Saint Martins, London, an institution with a reputation for churning out notable fashion alumni such as Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Steve McQueen, and  Zac Posen.

Rocha went from being named Young Designer of the Year in 2014 by Harper’s Bazaar to Womenswear Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2016. And her work has already been worn by Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama.

The 31-year old designer and mother-of-one opened her first US store ((71 Wooster St, New York, NY) in the heart of Soho, New York in February 2017. (Rocha flagship store is in London’s Mayfair). The Soho boutique, designed by Rocha herself and described by W Magazine as a “Louise Bourgeois-Filled Oasis”, is a sight to behold and a reflection of Rocha’s signature sense of subversive femininity and her edgy yet playful style. The store could easily double as an art gallery, from Rocha’s Louise Bourgeois “Lullaby” tapestry that hangs in panels behind the register to the Ren Ri sculpture of stacked plexiglass cubes filled with undulating honeycomb, “sculpted” by a rotating cast of actual bees.

For those who can’t (wait to) make it to Rocha’s Soho shop, you can shop her designs at ELYSIAN Style Partner, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Turbo Tiered Net Shift Dress

Scallop Frilled Fitted Jacket

Beaded Ruffle Silk Dress

Beaded Frill Dress

Flower Ruffle Midi Dress

Pleated Lace Trim A-Line Skirt

Beaded Puff Sleeve Tee

Beaded Scallop Frill Shift Dress

Scallop Wide Leg Trousers

Lace Trim Sheer Tulle Skirt

Puff Sleeve Jacket

Tweed Jacket

Happy shopping!


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