This was easily my favourite collection from London Fashion Week SS14.  Simone Rocha found inspiration from Nobuyoshi Araki, Ed Templeton’s Teenage Kissers and the girls in Amsterdam; the selection of fitted jackets, and cocoon silhouettes were predominantly a black and white palette, with accents of green leather and cream. What made the collection special was the attention to detail,  at first glance a pretty pearl bracelet, which was in fact a sheer glove with pearl trim.  The collection was rife with smart cut outs and sheer panelling lined with pearls from the sheer garters to  the skirts to reveal skin of the thigh.  The first time I ever saw this young designer was Fashion East AW11 and to be honest she didn’t blow me away, just like the opening garments of this catwalk it was simple and understated.  The show just got better and better, reaching a sheer romantic crescendo as the final looks were wrapped in oversized veils.  Believe the hype.

Simone Rocha London Fashion Weeek SS14

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Simone Rocha London Fashion Weeek SS14

Simone Rocha London Fashion Week SS14

Simone Rocha London Fashion Weeek SS14

Simone Rocha London Fashion Weeek SS14