February 17, 2013

Old-Fashioned Turns Fashionable In John Rocha’s F/W 2013 Collection

Choosing as his source of inspiration the small Irish town of Wicklow, John Rocha created for the Fall/Winter 2013 season, a collection in which the accent falls onto old-fashioned silhouettes. Don’t be tempted to immediately think of your grandma’s closet though, because Rocha’s take on old-fashioned is ever so fashionable, translating into silhouettes with Edwardian volumes in the form of ample skirts and A-line coats.

The artisanal craftsmanship was visible not only in the intensely studied and carefully constructed proportions, but also in the intricate manner in which they were embellished with waves of hand sewn silk to create volume from underneath, lace embroided with latex for an extra dose of shine, or thousands and thousands of organza appliqués, to create a beautiful visual effect in the form of dresses that seemed to blossom on the runway.

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Photos courtesy of: style.com, vogue.co.uk