SIMONE ROCHA’S S/S12 Collection, her third since graduating from the MA in St. Martins in 2010, develops further the reactions of fabrication and texture, fresh femininity and masculine strength. Simone continues to find inspiration in the work and worlds of Louise Bourgeois.
Materials: Exploring the tension of masculinity and femininity, emphasized in the fabrications of silk, rubber and plastics, stretch cotton, tulle and antique embroideries, creating new surfaces, trapping textures one inside the other, contrasting density and delicacy, antique and modern.
Silhouettes: Fragile and Strong. Precisely tailored pieces, structure collaged together, contrast with fiercely pretty biased shapes and controlled volume in treated lace and embroidered silk.
Colour: A palette of off white, black and nude with highlights of hot green, pink and scarlet.
Nude Crepe De chine and short sleeve top with colour match latex panel at front and back. Neckline, hem and sleeve are finished with a very delicate raw edged self silk trim. Back neck opens with a refined keyhole and button fastening.
A relaxed boxy fit and feminine shape.