Post Fashion East it was just a hop, skip and a jump to the jam-packed presentation of Simone Rocha, her first LFW appearance off the Fashion East line-up. Her former mentor, Lulu Kennedy had rushed over to show her support (Oh she has missed you, exclaimed Mrs Rocha upon seeing her), along with an impressive turn out of the fashion press.
For spring Simone gave a more feminine slant to her take on androgynous tailoring, but continued to riff on the theme of multiple layers. Shed fused lace with clear plastic and turned it into sleeveless macs that were sported over skirts dripping with white lace. White cotton shirts had sheer sleeves and panels and were teamed with clear skirts, there were flashes of neon and green pink in the form of sheer pencil skirts worn with lace T-shirts, and there were some pretty, dropped waist dresses with ruffled lace panniers. There was great tailoring too some fluid, loose fitting trousers and mannish knee-length jackets.
If Simone was worried about showing on her own for the first time then she neednt have been. It was a clean, polished and accomplished offering, and one of the highlights of the day.