Runway Report: Simone Rocha SS19

You can always rely on Simone Rocha to bring a little drama to London Fashion Week – this season shunning the typical sugary tones that spring / summer collections bring, presenting instead a line of voluminous monochrome and pillarbox red silhouettes.

There was a regal undertone, with portraits used as huge all-over-prints across dresses and some serious jewels from tiaras to oversized drop earrings. The collection of dresses took inspiration from the turn of the twentieth century in to the 1940s – spanning formalwear with its stiff, starchy collars, the fluid, drop-waists of the twenties and feminine pre-war tailoring.
An array of lace veils added a little mystery to the look, worn bee keeper-esque over wide-brims hats and in hues to match the outfits. Another covetable accessory will surely be the flat sliders complete with plumes of feathers sticking out widely around the sole – stay tuned to the many street style blogs for those.
Modernity was bought by the juxtaposition of billowing bell sleeves, with demure cinched waists and layers of sheer tulle over embroidered tops creating tunic-like shapes, or used as layers of skirts. Simone is never one to shy away from the unusual; from contrast and this season was a perfect demonstration of what she does best.

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