Rochas Paris Fashion Week SS18
Represented by Karla Otto.
Abstract and stylized signs, symbols and ideas from the East. Without any cliché. That was the stated goal of Rochas Spring 2018 collection, presented at Paris Fashion Week
True to the 92-year-old fashion house, founded by Marcel Rochas, looks were exotic, mysterious, and just a little boho.
Rochas: Paris Fashion Week SS18
Imaginary tapestries. Exotic, opulent, and golden brocades, dubbed with crêpe de chine and worn backwards. Each creation is light and shadow, forehand and backhand.
The embroideries are superimposed to the prints. And the prints are superimposed to brocades. Light and heavy coexist in the same look, a layering of colors and patterns but also of volume and silhouettes.
Light and heavy coexist in the same look
Memories of boudoir and French couture: chiffon, sigaline, georgette describe important structures glorious as memories of past greatness. Everything is contemporary and linear in appearance. But also articulate and traditional in details.
Memories of boudoir and French couture
Black is ubiquitous. With shafts of lights that show up as snippets of sky seen by window slits. Light pink, purple, blue. With a dissonant tint of green.
Accessories are punctuations of color, imaginary lampshade lit indoors at dusk. Flat mules or semi-high mules by strong tones. And micro clutches in tone with the collection.