The catwalks at London Fashion Week came alive with the beauty of Ireland over the weekend, when design power house John Rocha brought his adopted home to proceedings.
John Rocha settled in Dublin after graduating from art college and since then Ireland has been a hub of creativity for him. Its where he launched his first label, Chinatown, before going on to design lines for many of Dublin’s luxury stores, including the renowned Brown Thomas.
He clearly shares a love of the country displayed by The Wild Geese. Although they hoped and believed that they would see Ireland again, many of The Wild Geese did not return. But the country was always in their hearts.
In his latest designs John Rocha has embraced the powerful colours of the rural Irish landscape:
‘The collection is inspired by the Wicklow countryside. The colours and texture of the Sally Gap on a winter’s day’
This has helped him envisage what outfits would suit this stunning backdrop:
‘I like the idea of some old-fashioned charm, coat and dresses together. For me, at this stage of my career, it’s all about making women as beautiful as possible – it’s not just about the clothes’
Check out John Rocha’s latest collection inspired by Ireland on his website: