SIMONE ROCHA – inspired by Children of Lir

Simone Rocha presented a darkly romantic collection inspired by Children of Lir.

Distinctive silhouettes and a bold fusion of modernity with historical references, this is Simone Rocha’s Autumn/Winter 2022 collection, unveiled at London Fashion Week.Filled with femininity and softness, balanced with layers of edgy sheen, velvet, large quilted wraps ( big fancy jackets ), sequins which were almost everywhere in the collection and lace overlays and embroidery techniques with a wool embroidery sewn into materials like organzas and tulle. Rocha played with this transformation, whether using white ruffles to create an illusion of wings or other accents, such as organzas and tulle.

Photos: Simone Rocha AW22 Credit: Ben Broomfield

Inspired by the Irish legend of the Children of Lir, designer Simone Rocha presented her collection in a medieval hall at London’s Inns of Court.

A tale from a traditional horror story in which 2 daughters and 2 sons of an Irish king turned into swans by a jealous stepmother. „It’s a really old fable that everyone in Ireland knows,“ Rocha said. „The children become swans for nine hundred years. And when they take human form again, they pass away.

Rocha launched her eponymous label in 2010 after graduating from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin and Central Saint Martins in London. Since debuting during London Fashion Week in September 2010, the label’s collections have continuously explored themes of Ireland, Asia, art and family.
The fairy tale has accompanied the designer since childhood