Simone Rocha’s collection for Spring/Summer 2013 is a celebration of all things youthful – said to be inspired by photographs of teenagers kissing by Ed Templeton and Cy Tombly’s smudgy cake sculptures. The show suggested an evolution. Crisp whites, boyish tailoring and simple silhouettes at the outset recall the uniforms of childhood and the purity and innocence associated with them.
As the show continued a hint of subversion became ever stronger through cutaways and innovative textured fabrics (see in particular the brilliant shredded tweed). Eventually this gave way to the chaos and drama of the teenage years with bright pops of saturated yellow and orange, opulent metallics, oversized prints and voluminous silhouettes. A brilliant, well thought out collection from this fledgling designer.
Text: Zoe Dickens
See the full video from the show at http://simonerocha.com/