One of London Fashion Week’s youngest talents, Simone Rocha has become a seemingly unstoppable force since she unveiled her first collection for fall 2010 at London Fashion Week. In December, she scooped up the Emerging Talent Award at the 2013 London Fashion Awards, and is a recipient of the British Fashion Council’s NewGen catwalk sponsorship, sponsored by Topshop.
Rocha’s collections are a mix of classic and avant-garde: Her fall line was a riff on Elizabeth I as warrior queen, complete with snakeskin-printed leathers, amber beading and thick, dramatic ruffles. For spring there were scuba mesh and organza dresses and faux-pearl embellished knee socks. (Later this year she will introduce two capsule collections for J Brand.) Stockists include Dover Street Market, Saks Fifth Avenue, Le Bon Marché, Ikram, Opening Ceremony and Selfridges.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
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