Thursday, February 26, 2015

Simone Rocha Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear #LFW

"The influence of Bourgeois was evident from the first few looks, padded velvet ensembles assembled from undulating forms. She was there, too, in the collection's reliance on tapestry fabrics woven from chenille. The tapestry looks here either played to the fabric's stiffness, as in the various tailored looks, or fought it bitterly, wrapping the material around the body and/or forcing it into sculptural ruffles. Rocha described the process as 'getting her body into the process,' an apt phrase given the m muscularity of these looks. Elsewhere, Rocha took a new whack at the naked floral dresses she sent out for Spring, embroidering chenille harm onto tulle to create William Morris-esque patterns. Given the collection's emphasis on mass - witnessed in the tapestry, and n the padded velvet and organza - there was a certain palate-cleansing pleasure to be found in the looks that had a sense of looseness. Soft black silt dresses embellished with ruffles did the trick; so did the pieces in red or black plaid tweed, which introduced a graphic element that felt new for Rocha. In between, there were numerous compelling looks that felt more familiar in their appeal, such as the coats with ballooning sleeves or sultry black lace pencil skirts. Rocha may have been resting a bit on her laurels this season, but you still sensed her creative restlessness in these clothes." -

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