Simone Rocha Fall Winter 2022-2023 London Fashion Week. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Old Irish legend about the Children of Lir is a mythological story when children were turned into swans, and it is the basis for famous Swan Lake story, so fabulously interpreted by Tchaikovsky.
Simona Rocha gave her own interpretation of this story, very dramatic and powerful.
The Fate of the Children of Lir, or, The Four White Swans Bove Derg chosen King of the Dedannans The Children of Lir The Four Children of Lir are turned into Four White Swans by their Stepmother The Four White Swans on Lale Darvra The Four White Swans on the Sea of Moyle The Four White Swans on the Western Sea The Children of Lir regain their Human Shape and die
Something to notice: Simona Rocha used in this collection her own childhood memories. Looks at knitted headpieces. I remember having just like that when I was a kid, as many of us who grew up in cold countries. She reconstructed rock-n-roll leather jackets known from 1980s, and inserted in traditional Irish skirts. Obviously ballet of Tchaikovsky also gave impact on this collection, as this collection has many tutus, and many many pearls on headpieces and the hybrid sneakers / pointe shoes.
Simona Rocha gave her very modern and tragic at the same time vision of the world in the most poetic way.