In 1809 John Constable, one of England’s most famous landscape painter, depicted a young woman dressed in a light white cotton dress. The girl was Mary Freer. Observing this picture, Rocha took inspiration for his 2018 winter collection.
During the nineteenth century, puffed sleeves, overlays, laces, decorated edges and redundancy were exaggeratedly fashionable. “I wanted to do something that was much harder and deeper than last season, which is why I started looking at these very heavy oil paintings,” said said the designer “I wanted it to be not glamorous, but generous, with lots of embellishment, and a big focus on something beautiful and rich — but doing it on these punkish girls.”
The collection breathes art and history. The Victorian details, the embroideries, the decorations, the fresh faces of the models and their gathered hair make Rochas a brand of incomparable delicacy.