meet me at the alter...
Even the hardest of hearts melts a little at a Simone Rocha collection.
This week the air at her stunning show in Southwark Cathedral was filled with longing sighs. These were clothes that would have most of us rushing to the alter to pray for a lottery win. “Cross-pollination” was the phrase she used backstage to describe her eclectic influences for the collection - Jackie Nickerson’s modern photographs of farmers in Africa, William John Leech’s paintings of convent girls in the early 20th century, and Paul Henry’s 1912 painting, The Potato Diggers.
Broderie anglaise that Rocha created specially for the collection, flowers, plastic, tulle and bundle shaped bags all came together in a heavenly fashion. Now I love a welly boot (probably more than the next girl )but I'm not sure even I could pull them off with perspex heel.
You could easily be forgiven for thinking that Simone Rocha has been snooping around in Queen Michelle's closet these last few months, so striking is the similarity of their cut up trench coat creations!!!!
Rocha called this deconstruction of trench coats - collapsing tailoring"
Never did a collapse look so charming