Catwalk Review: John Rocha Spring/Summer 2012

17/09/2011 19:23 | Updated 22 May 2015
Weirdly wonderful: John Rocha. Photo:PA

WHO? John Rocha

IN A NUTSHELL: John Rocha transported us off to a fantasy world with his Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which was inspired by ideas as varied as mythical warriors, 'fishing on the Amazon' and mysterious woodland. Translation? Textured raffia lampshade dresses, sheer ruffled midi skirts, shimmering crochet bodices and loose-fit silk jumpsuits - with no colour varying from the black, white or nude colour spectrums. Pieces were set off against chunky textured platforms, ultra-long messy plaits and gravity-defying sculptural wire headpieces.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The simple-but-effective black wide-leg silk jumpsuit or one of the textured lampshade dresses. We don't feel we're quite able to pull off one of the wire headpieces, sadly...

THE F-ROW: A captivated style set.

VERDICT: Weirdly wonderful.


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