There are still a few more shows to go on the last day of London Fashion Week, but we’re betting that most of the fashion circus came for Simon Rocha, and once they saw her today, are making their way to Milan as we speak. Having only graduated from Central Saint martins in 2010, Simone Rocha is already up there with the big players, making waves in the fashion world. Her work is brilliant, well presented, and bang on trend (wasn’t it she who debut pink coats last year, only for them to have exploded into the mainstream?).
This season for AW 2014-15, the young designer’s collection is just as memorable. Her take on Elizabethan decadence and regalia is demonstrated throughout the collection, with the key accent to this era being her silhouette; the hip. Accentuated skirts and dresses mimic outfits from centuries past, and so too do the ruffles and pleats she’s so well known for, adorning sleeves, necklines and trouser pockets. The beaded peal trimming flows throughout the collection too; so that even on her tartan two pieces, red grid-lined chiffon midi-dress and python printed leather, that Elizabethan styling shone through. There was even a nod to the pastel pink trend we know is sure to stay (and for definite too, now that Simone has acknowledged it again), on a simple yet striking sheer chiffon dress, which she replicated in postbox red and in nude with gold embroidered crosses; another tell-tale sign of her inspiration. But Simone makes her collection accessible still, with everyday luxury in the form of those peal beaded trims on wonderful dresses, and the sleek pointed brogues and chunky Mary-Janes she accessorised each outfit with. We love.