Simone Rocha Is Jean Paul Gaultier’s Subsequent Visitor Couturier – WWD

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Simone Rocha Is Jean Paul Gaultier’s Subsequent Visitor Couturier – WWD

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Simone Rocha would be the subsequent visitor couturier at Jean Paul Gaultier.

A spokeswoman for the London-based designer confirmed she would decide up the design reins and present a one-off assortment subsequent January throughout Paris Couture Week.

Rocha posted on her Instagram account a bouquet of flowers with a word from Gaultier saying “Congratulations in your present. And see you on your subsequent one … in Paris!!!”

The designers sketched a mini portrait of himself, wearing a sailor-stripe high, and signed it “Jean Paul.”

Together with her dreamy, embellished and homespun silhouettes, Rocha has an esthetic distinct from Gaultier, most well-known for his corsetry, tattoo prints, cone bras and smokings.

Rocha would be the fifth visitor couturier after Rabanne’s Julien Dossena, Haider Ackerman, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain, Glenn Martens of Y/Mission and Diesel, and Sacai’s Chitose Abe.

Following his retirement from the runway in 2020, Gaultier got here up with the concept of the couture home inviting completely different designers to interpret his huge and eclectic oeuvre, achieved over a profession spanning 50 years.

It’s rapidly turn out to be a spotlight of couture week — and fueled curiosity in Gaultier’s contributions to the style and popular culture.

Rocha, a Central Saint Martins graduate whose assortment was instantly snapped up by Dover Avenue Market, is thought for her romance, performs on quantity, sheer layering and pearl elaborations.

Footwear has additionally been central to her collections, and her first massive hit have been brogues with Perspex heels.

This season, she wowed lots of the patrons together with her Crocs collaboration. Final season, she launched menswear, and up to now has collaborated with retailers together with H&M, with which she labored in 2021.

Her romantic, generally darkish, collections draw on her Irish and Chinese language heritage. She’s typically impressed by conventional songs, folks tales, myths and faith to tell her wealthy, multi-layered collections.