Simone Rocha was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. In 2008 Simone graduated with a BA in Fashion from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin continuing in 2010 to graduate from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central Saint Martin’s College, London Simone debuted at London Fashion Week, showing her S/S and A/W11 collections on schedule with Fashion East.
Simone’s collections have generated great press recognition and gained her some of the most prestigious stockists in the world including Dover Street Market in London and Ginza, Colette in Paris, Ikram in Chicago and 10 Corso Como in Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.
September 2011 saw Simone present her S/S12 collection as her first solo catwalk show during LFW. After receiving Newgen sponsorship Simone went on to show her A/W12 and S/S13 collections at Somerset House on schedule during London Fashion Week to critical acclaim.
For S/S13 Simone designed a shop-in-shop in Dover Street Market London as well as creating an installation for their Spring re-opening window. Simone travelled to Tokyo to create an installation in the Dover Street Market in Ginza to mark their one-year anniversary. Simone has also had window installations for Colette and Le Bon Marche during Paris Fashion Week.
Simone showed her A/W13 collection at the Topshop Space in the Tanks of the Tate Modern. For A/W13 Simone did an installation for IT Beijing Market, showcasing the collection in her signature Perspex fittings with a beautiful pink floral sculpture alongside.
For S/S14 Simone returned to the BFC Somerset House Courtyard in their newly redesigned showspace.
Simone received the Emerging Womenswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards 2013 as well as receiving the Best Future Fashion Wallpaper* Award 2013.