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Presented at the Southwark Cathedral on September 17 in London was Simone Rocha’s delicate spring/summer 2017 collection—a lightweight offering of sheer and thin floral, plaid, and solid looks. The loosely fitting fabrics were seemingly floating on the models in deconstructed tulle, fine-knit yarn, and collapsed tailoring at the hems of many looks.
Specifically, there were a few precious details to note: collected fabric around the elbows, with the oversized ruffles creating what could be the new shoulder pad of the season; hand crochet scallop detailing, macramé elastic, and cotton poplin fabric; and hints of inspiration from the West Ireland landscape in Paul Henry’s famous painting The Potato Diggers from 1912.
The collection took us back to a time where life was simple, and the pleasure was in working hard, and relaxing thereafter. Here, dressed in Simon Rocha for a hot summer night, the hard working days begin to feel worth it all.