John Rocha, autumn/winter 2011/12. Photo: PA
DESIGNER: John Rocha
INSPIRATION: Neil Young's Harvest Moon, the black-drenched paintings of Pierre Soulages, and the bleak landscapes of Iceland.
TOP LOOKS: Texture was at the forefront the collection, and we loved the heavily worked wool and tweeds used to create a waisted prom dress. Where Rocha departed from his signature black, there was more lightness and airy geogette gowns edged with crocheted flowers provided a foil to the heavier woollen textures in the collection.
WHO WAS THERE: Roisin Murphy and Laura Whitmore.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: This was a strong collection for Rocha, and his experimentation with lightweight silks, a bolder palette and texture gave a new elegance to his beloved black.
See our favourite looks in the gallery below:
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