by Amber Cordery
John Rocha - Spring/Summer ‘14 Collection
I was incredibly grateful and extremely excited to attend the Spring/Summer ’14 catwalk presentation of established designer John Rocha. Rocha’s showcases are amongst some of the most popular shows, with fashionistas flocking from far and wide to catch a glimpse of his new designs. Pieces from every collection offer an easier, more wearable approach to high fashion, yet at the same time they encompass a very distinctive style. The Ireland based designer from Hong Kong is most celebrated for his experimentation with fabrics and textures, as well as trademark pieces such as crochet jackets. John Rocha’s Spring/Summer ’14 collection is equally gracious and elegant, comprising all things feminine and romantic.
The colour palette of Rocha’s collection is second to none. Whites, ivories and lemons paint a soft, magical aesthetic whilst indigos, fuchsias and emeralds provide a more sophisticated edge. Bright colours help white backgrounds to come to life and detailed hats add a retro finish.
Various textures and embellishments make up Rocha’s latest pieces with intricate, highly detailed surfaces creating an air of uniqueness and individualism. Silk organza featured heavily in the show, with piping and beautifully hand-crafted petals decorating 1950′s style dresses. Chiffon gowns fall exquisitely against long silhouettes and receive and update with artistic embroidery. Delicate, transparent pieces create a perfect Spring/Summer vibe whilst emphasising Rocha’s eye for high quality detail. Rocha’s previous neon bright collections have received a refreshing makeover and I fell in love with every single piece.
I would like to thank the Bryan Morel PR group for granting us access to this infamous show where we were able to experience Rocha’s incredible talent first-hand.