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Simone Rocha RTW Fall 2018

Posted On: Feb 17, 2018   |   Posted By: WWD

This collection was marked by the the volume and drama that Simone Rocha has come to be known for. Inspired by the work of John Constable, one of England's great landscape artists, she sent out a collection with a sense of grandeur, and some shots of punk.
Silhouettes swung from the grand and sculpted to the lean and loud. There were big, sweeping black tulle dresses, some with long flowing ribbons or bows, others with dark sparkles, all of them fit for a Dickensian funeral, while jackets had big leg of mutton style sleeves and jutting frills at the shoulder.
On the brighter side, a voluminous golden dress glittered with bits of tinsel fringe, while other, more sculpted ones came with flower prints that looked as if they'd been drawn from Constable's landscapes. The grand white lace jacket and skirt that closed the show took its cue from one of Constable's many portraits of prim ladies - although they would have been horrified to see that Rocha had slashed the sleeves.
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