Runway Review: Simone Rocha Spring 2015

Perhaps the first thing of note in Simone Rocha’s show was the hair: curled, strewn over the face in a somewhat menacing manner and seemingly wet. Together, with the stern model faces, black bodice dresses and masculine footwear, it seemed like the perfect gothic summer. But as with all of Rocha’s collections, the modernity was accompanied by light and love, found in the smallest of details. Think the simple fur hems of the dresses, the tufts of fluff marking the shoes. The collection went on to showcase sheer nude dresses and lightweight trench coats, all accompanied by brogues (some fur-laden, others plain).

As the show continued, so did Rocha’s ever-expanding toolbox of skills. She experimented with fresh scalloped edges and jacquard print, and brought us sheer tulle veils and briefcase-style bags. Not to mention the red oriental long sleeved dresses, hemmed with 3D flowers, and simplistic, black opaque trousers, befriended by nude, fluffy sliders. All in all, Rocha gave us every variant we could want, an endless wardrobe for every occasion or mood.

About the Author

Sarah is a Freelance Journalist and is based in London. She has worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, The Times Magazine, Glamour, Fabulous and, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post and has an interiors website (