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Simone Rocha

Designer, Simone Rocha

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Biography

The winner of the 2013 British Fashion Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear, Simone Rocha has quickly become the hot new design star to watch.

The Irish designer made her debut at London Fashion on-schedule with Fashion East in 2010, the same year she graduated from the acclaimed fashion MA at Central Saint Martins . Prior to that, she completed her BA at The National College of Art and Design in Dublin.

She is the daughter of Hong Kong-born, Dublin-based designer John Rocha. Odette, her mother, is John’s manager. While she follows her father’s footsteps in becoming a designer, Rocha has made a name for herself with her unique aesthetic that is sharper and more minimal than her father’s, and often incorporates clean colour palettes and experimental fabrics, such as wrapped cellophane and heavily embroidered lace.

Rocha’s tomboy-feminine collections have since gained much traction, particularly with renowned stockists like Dover Street Market in London and Ginza, Ikram in Chicago, 10 Corso Como in Milan and Seoul, and Colette in Paris, who featured her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection in their front window during Couture week.

In the same year, she launched a six piece capsule collection with high street retailer Topshop, and has gained support from big names like Rihanna and Rita Ora, who have been sporting her label.

Career

Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha

Designer

2012 - Present

London, United Kingdom

Education

The National College of Art & Design

The National College of Art & Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

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Vital Statistics

Born
1986
Nationality

Ireland

Location
United Kingdom

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