I love discovering a new designer to add to my list of ones to watch. Earlier this season, in New York, there was Calla. Now, in London, there's Simone Rocha.
Rocha, a Dublin native, studied fashion at the National College of Art and Design in Ireland before getting her MA at the prestigious Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. Since then, she has shown two collections with Fashion East, collaborated with Topshop, been named one of Selfridges "Bright Young Things" of 2011, and had her line picked up by Colette and Opening Ceremony.
For fall 2012, the second season she has shown solo, Rocha dreamed up a collection of delicate dresses, coats and peplum tops in shimmery lace and tulle, fuzzy knits, tweed and clear PVC accented with silver leather and ponyhair. It was an absolutely lovely collection that makes me very excited to see what Rocha does next. See the complete collection here and watch the runway video below.