Simone Rocha Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Inspiration: Victorian London looks transported to and filtered through modern-day London.

The Look: Rocha is becoming known for her neatly oversized silhouettes and beaded (and pearl-encrusted) embellishments, and both concepts were alive and well in this latest collection. The outfits bore Rocha's signature while also feeling new—black frocks were there, but there were also looks seemingly inspired by trash bags and using unexpected fabrics, including snake and plaid. If you're a fan of Rocha's look—exaggerated hips on otherwise straightforward dresses, ruched embellishments on a shirt and pant set—you will be in love. Especially standout were Rocha's sheer dresses, a grouping that closed the show. It went from plaid-inspired (tomato-red wool and sheer fabric interplaying to make the pattern) to gothy baroque, with gilded flower embroidery making a really neat larger look.

The Accessories: Rocha extended her superb beading skills above the clothing with look-finishing crowns. The standout shoes were furry loafers with chain straps.

The Beauty: Artfully messy braided updos paired with gold-leafed foreheads for a cool and unique beauty look.

The Takeaway: We want to be a part of Simone Rocha's oversized and embellished—and cool and weird—little world forever.

images: IMAXtree

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