Simone Rocha x H&M: A complete look at the womenswear pieces
Pearls, bows, and tulles galore.
H&M may have hit a bit of a pause on its annual big-named fashion collaboration for 2020, focusing on smaller scale collabrations instead with more indie brands. But it's back on (albeit earlier than usual) and it sure is something to look forward to.
The 2021 edition sees Dublin-born Simone Rocha in the spotlight. The independent fashion designer is most notably known for her subversive expressions of feminine silhouettes and details, often making use of ruffles, crystals and pearls as embellishments and juxtaposing them with more typically masculine elements. It's tomboy-feminine and always chic.
Simone Rocha x H&M, in many ways, is a celebration of the former and how the ten-year-old brand has evolved thus far. The collaboration features reworkings of some of the key looks and collections that have cemented the Simone Rocha aesthetic, as well as fabrications that have been developed in-house specifically for the collection. There are tulles done in all manner of effortless glam—beaded, ruffled, and embroidered—with even something as simple as a T-shirt, elevated with crystal embellishments.
"I hope that the items in this collection will be worn and treasured for years to come. They were all informed by ideas and inspirations that have shaped me and my brand over the last 10 years, and I am so excited to see them worn out-and-about and interpreted and styled in new ways," Rocha expresses in a press statement released.
That the pieces are standouts on their own but still designed in such a way that they're not fleeting style moments, are a testament to Rocha's brilliance. Add to the fact that most of the Simone Rocha x H&M pieces come affixed with their own 'accessory' means that there's little need to add on jewellery. Or, you know, go ham with the complementary accessories as styled in the lookbook above—we could all do with a bit more glam these days anyway.
Simone Rocha x H&M launches 11 March at selected H&M stores and online.
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