John Rocha AW 2012 at London Fashion Week
Lights, camera and action! All the photographers, bloggers, Fashion PR and Press, Fashion students and ardent followers of John Rocha scurry in to the show to get the best positioning. John has lived in the UK for nearly thirty years but hails from the East – Hong Kong. He has spent most of his life in Ireland and has a daughter who is quickly following in his footsteps; becoming a respected fashion designer in her own right. Simone Rocha graduated from Central St Martin’s in 2010.
John’s collection started off with a lot of black, lacy devore and silky georgette textures. We witnessed a swarm of ravens and crows along the catwalk. We observed lots of volume and we were mesmerised by the taffeta, satin coats.
This Gold densely worked dress was in 3D bloom. The layers were bold and the ruffles were big. Fashion Thirst has called it the ‘Ferrero ROCHA’ dress. It was nice and short and emphasis was placed on the upper part of the body. Big golden roses rendered a sense of edgy, bold and big dreams. The volume, elegance and romanticism in this collection allowed us to explore John’s inspiration of the Valley Race Track in Hong Kong.
Look who is on the front row! JJ otherwise known as Jameela Jamil. I wonder if John could get JJ to model some of his collection one day.
There is a subsequent featured write up on John’s collection (Part II) which covers all of the palettes and textures in more detail. Watch this space!
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Written by Monica Cummings Ba Hons., MA