Inviso Img

Simone Rocha Is Releasing A Book About Femininity

Featuring Chloë Sevigny, the Rocha explores the many themes of femininity – building on the concepts explored in her AW19 collection.

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. 

"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

READ MORE: The Hot-Right-Now Boot that Goes with Everything in Your Wardrobe

READ MORE: It's World Poetry Day – Here's Why You Should Start Reading Charly Cox's Work