Simone, the one-to-watch daughter of designer John Rocha, featured a showcase of vintage kimono prints that explored bondage themes via crisscross, pink rope bodice wrapping techniques on midnight black sateen dresses and dusty rose gossamer frocks. The result was an ultra-feminine Simone Rocha Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection.
Founder: Simone Rocha
Owner: Simone Rocha
Designer: Simone Rocha
Year Established: 2010
Spring 2016 Inspiration: A recent trip to Kyoto and the bondage images of Japanese photographer and contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki.
Star Pieces: The neoprene dresses; the black full-skirted dress; and the dusty rose dress with a vertical ruffle and asymmetrical skirt.
The Middle Eastern Sale: The surprisingly sweet bondage-inspired collection is rather modest and the tailoring is carried out with aplomb.