Welcome to the queer world of Simone Rocha. Inspired by her queer childhood activity, Simone Rocha sent an army of baby doll cuteness for grown women.
When it comes to the different fabrics, Simone Rocha knows how to translate femininity, delicate and cute little girls frolicking in the meadows through a combination of tulle, silk, satin and lace. There is a certain ethereal beauty when one captures their attention towards Simone Rocha’s collections. The Dublin-born designer through her eponymous featured dainty yet voluminous pieces that were carefully pleated to show layering details of frills, laces and crotches in her SS18 collection.
Inspired by porcelain dolls, the designer was inspired by her queer childhood activity, involving “sending China dolls down the bannisters to get broken and be put back together again.” The sense of fragility, innocence yet a little resounding eerie and daunting undertones to the collection prove its ability to evoke a sense satire-like purity against brazen modern feminism.
Pieces of the collection include hemmed and poplin dresses, made voluminous in a way that would beautifully drape in any shapes and body sizes. Modern Victorian look became the primary feel to the entire collection; meticulous pearly-white hairpins, platform and statement pointed shoes, hints of colors through delicately embroidered detailing and protruding contrasting floral patterns to the dress refines the conventional dress-look.
Other notable pieces of the collection are the way the frills, the tulles, the heavy-like pieces can make a grand statement to the runway. Simone Rocha has perfectly and carefully combined the statement of broidery shirts and dresses that are completed in details with sheer gauze slips, with coats and poplin blouses. There is almost a sense of ghost-like undercurrent from the beauty and statement that Simone Rocha upholds through this particular collection. (Text Beata Primana)