And so the madness that is Fashion Week has begun. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of New York’s shows, I’d like to do retrospective on Simone Rocha’s A/W 11 presentation, partly as a refuge from the bombardment of floral prints, but mostly to let y’all see the cool stuff that was shown on the runway.
A simple Google search will tell you of Simone’s background – daughter of the renowned John Rocha (quite like the Lourencos) – and also provides a rather satisfactory supply of runway images. The collection was, if I can put it simply, a feminine, deconstructed tailoring, evoking a Margiela-esque vibe but with a little more cheerfulness stemming from the gingham and sheer soft fabrics.
However, what I was most drawn to were the shoes. Transparent lucite heels, some tinted, propped up what would otherwise be ordinary brogues. It is a brilliant use of negative space that go hand in hand with the deconstructed garments in a very quizzical, ironic sense.