Out of the collections showcased so far at London Fashion Week, Rocha’s fall collection was one of the best by far.
It was bold, brave and bedazzling. The simplicity of the colours contrasted surprisingly well with the variety of shapes within the collection. The darker tones stressed the audaciousness of the collection whereas the carefree creams and pale pinks accentuated the autumn season.
The fabrics within the collection added to the hard versus soft trend displayed within a great deal of the collections exhibited at LFW. The use of leather, for instance, in one of Rocha’s dresses, was executed competently when matched with a long, fragile-looking paneled dress.
Rocha also matched the lighter and softer looking fabrics with more perceivably complex outfits. A few of his dresses appeared rugged, frayed and shredded. This look was accentuated due to the tights, which were a pivotal point to the collection in itself. The tights and sleeveless gloves added to the Celtic versus Goth representation of his fall collection—particularly the cut out knees. To top off a magnificently fabulous collection, Rocha included tall bonnets and bowler hats which infused a good deal of embellishment and drama to a meticulous and wearable collection.
Well done Rocha, and thank you for a truly memorable and inspirational collection.