Fresh off the back of her SS20 show which saw models clad in Irish wren-boy appropriate garb, Simone Rocha has announced that she is set to release her fifth self-published book.
This time around, the Irish designer will reflect on ideas of intimacy, privacy, security, and femininity; concepts which informed her AW19 collection.
The book will pick up where the show left off, promoting a strong feeling of pan-generational female empowerment featuring lesser-spotted starlets such as Chloë Sevigny, Jeny Howorth, Jade Parfitt, Lily Cole, and Lindsey Wixson.
Their head-held-high attitudes proved that Rocha’s collection of full-skirted belted coats and dresses isn’t meant only for girls.
Presenting garments such as trenchcoats fitted with organza, bodices and bras caught in deshabille, bloomers in the back-views of skirts – it was obvious that there was something deeper going on beneath the surface.
The show itself was a study of female eroticism, looking into the tension of women being an object of desire, and wanting to own it and direct it.
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Simone Rocha AW19 Book Limited Edition 1000 copies worldwide available tomorrow at 93 Mount Street London and launching with @doverstreetmarketlondon on Saturday featuring AW19 Collection shot by @harleyweir styled by @robbiespencer makeup by @thomasdekluyver hair by @shioritakahashi featuring @lilycole #simonerocha
"It was about intimacy and privacy, security and insecurity,” she told British Vogue.
The book collects this imagery into and stores it in one place. Alongside artworks by Louise Bourgeois, the book will feature models who walked in the AW19 show.
Launched on 5th October, the book will be available at Dover Street Market London and Simone Rocha stores worldwide.
Main image by @simonerocha