Simone Rocha has set herself up as London’s historical romantic. Her past few collections have been created with a whisper, sometimes a shout, towards Victorian and Edwardian silhouettes and motifs. This is not cookie-cutter fashion.
Spring’s story was lacy, gauzy, sheer and speaking to both the outer and inner layers of restrictive dressing from those turn of the 20th century time periods. White broderie anglais dresses walked out among ladylike coats, done in the white lace.
A series of floral red and maroon dresses looked more modern—as in 1930s. And all of it was paired with white, black or red Wellies, as if this girl was plucked from a farm. A chic farm.
When the palette wasn’t whites or reds, it turned to black, layered over white for depth. Ruffled sheer dresses topped white shirt dresses with leg-o-mutton sleeves and ruffled collars.
The finale included sheer dresses tucked and nipped haphazardly and detailed with rough-hewn floral appliqués. But the most interesting looks on the runway were the half trench-half tulle dress looks. Where does one end and the other begin? It was pretty and ethereal, and ultra romantic.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US