May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Feb 19, 2017
London: This season, Simone Rocha presented a collection that although hard-edged, imbued the Victorian sensibilities of previous seasons. Rocha’s presentation proved to be about poignant topics – inclusivity and the state of the world – which in turn, informed her choice of cast that spanned diverse ages and personalities.
Her beautifully curated line-up of military inspired silhouettes began with sturdy jackets and coats, cut in sturdy bonded velvet and accessorized with cross-body belts, underscoring the strength of her female counterparts. But there was also a softer, forgiving side that appeared in the form of roses, whether drenched in blood red or yellow or appliqued in solid black onto tulles and organza dresses, also providing a hidden meaning. “It was my version of camouflage — all that deep floral foliage coming together, and then almost becoming this tapestry, this idea of protection,” said Rocha. – Lizzy Bowring
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