27 May Simone Rocha: About collection, art and romance
Simone Rocha’s main feature is a comprehention of romance transformation in fashion. Furthermore, the designer from Ireland explaned where she took an inspiration to create transarent dresses, gloves and high heels.
This season, ‘Uniform’ exhibition showcased in Ireland’s National Gallery inspired designer Simone Rocha. The exhibition consisted of south African series of photographs by Jackie Nickerson on the background of permanent exposures of Ireland painters.
‘Uniform’ was an amazing combination of great visuals and deep meanings. Black farmers from Nickerson photographs were pictured on the background of unique African landscape. In contrast, next to them an exhibition demonstrated William Leech’s paintings of Ireland women dated in the beginning of XX century.
Rocha said: “One of the key events in my career became the opening of new boutique in New York.”
According to the designer, her father, Jon Rocha helped to construct the boutique. In addition, the support of designer’s father, helped Simone to realise the real scale of the audience.
“My clothes adore women of various ages, shape and nationality,” said Rocha. “They are all united with the modern interpretation of feminine.”
Rocha also likes to showcase her designs along with different objects that inspired her to create the collection. Hence, Louise Bourgeois tapestry and Rocha’s own sculptures made from Plexiglas decorated the boutique. In addition, all the customers in the boutique will receive Jackie Nickerson book after the purchase.
Rocha also said: “The main aim in my collections is a balance.”
Rocha’s design, work with materials and inspiration have always been balanced.
“I love playing with contrast,” said Rocha. “Handmade and modern technology, feminine and masculinity, softness and rigidity—all this turns in the new form of romance.”
In new spring-summer collection 2017 Rocha expressed softness in flower embroidery, laces and poetic Victorian silhouettes. Moreover, men style costumes and farm style uniforms showcase rigidity of the collection.