Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection was shown in London Fashion Week, on September 19,2015.
Japan is the central theme to the collection she showed in London yesterday.
Rocha’s collection was full of exciting texture and contrast, as in the bondagelike woven ropes that crisscrossed her gossamer dresses with their puff sleeves and cloqué circle skirts; the thick and slightly menacing strips of fabric that tied at the throats of floral-print dresses, and the innocent looking ribbons that bound arms to the bodies of languid, Empire-style dresses, restricting models movements.
The hard and soft contrast came in the form of spongy neoprene dresses. They were short, boxy and tailored, with patch pockets and oversize sculpted bows planted on shoulders and hips. The linear geometry of bamboo forests, meanwhile, came through in sheer olive dresses with a crosshatch pattern, and resembled the blurred image on her show Invitation.