Simone Rocha’s Perspex Brogues

September 11, 2011

by Gracia Ventus

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.

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  • Buzz and Ophelia

    by Buzz and Ophelia on September 23, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Just like to say that I predict now that these will be a hit
    And in anticipation of this “hit” I am going to attempt to construct my own perspex brogues using Bunnings warehouse and my local opshop. Ah hooey!


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