Irish designer Simone Rocha has done it again.
From wowing high profile audiences at Fashion Weeks and dressing the crème da le crème of the fashion world, she’s only gone and scooped the Britain’s womenswear designer of the year award at the Fashion Awards in the Royal Albert Hall on Monday just gone.
Rocha, in her speech, made reference in her acceptance speech to her father John Rocha winning the British designer of the year 23 years previously.
The NCAD graduate did her MA at Central St Martins in London, and her mixed Irish and Chinese heritage continually features in her incredibly feminine and decorated work.
She hasn’t forgotten her home, wither. Her first catwalk show, at London Fashion Week in 2010, had drawn from images of the Aran Islands and Perry Ogden’s famous photographs of “pony kids” in Dublin’s Smithfield.
Massive congrats to Simone, what a fantastic achievement.