Simone Rocha was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1986. In 2008 she 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 in September 2010.
Her collections have gained her some of the most prestigious stockists in the world including Dover Street Market, Browns, Colette in Paris, Ikram in Chicago, Bergdorf Goodman and 10 Corso Como in Milan, Seoul and Shanghai.
Simone continues to create in-store installations and windows within her premium retailers. She has shop-in-shops in Dover Street Market London, New York and Ginza as well as IT Beijing Market. She has also worked with Dover Street Market on special installations for seasonal re-openings, anniversaries and collaborations, always featuring her signature Perspex furniture and hand-made sculptures. She has also had window displays in Colette and Le Bon Marche during Paris Fashion Week.
In November 2014 Simone launched her collaboration with US based denim label J Brand, being stocked in her key stockists and receiving press coverage worldwide. Simone has achieved editorial coverage from top publications including – Vogue US, Interview, Purple, Dazed and Confused and CR Fashion Book.
In August 2015 Simone opened her first store in London on Mount Street. The store interiors feature Simone’s signature Perspex furniture and hand-made sculptures. To coincide with the launch Simone produced a special limited edition book featuring the work of collaborators and inspirations.
Simone Rocha has evolved into an internationally renowned and award-winning brand. In the past, accolades have included British Fashion Awards for ‘Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear’ (2013) and ‘The New Establishment Award’ (2014). Most recently at the 2016 Fashion Awards Simone received the “British Womenswear Designer Award” as well as the 2016 Harper’s Bazaar Designer of Year Award.
For Autumn Winter 2016 Simone collaborated with Colin Dodgson on a limited edition photo book shot in Ireland. The photos were then picked up as campaign imagery in titles such as Dazed and Confused, The Gentlewoman and Self Service.
In Spring 2017 Simone will open a new store in Soho, New York. The store will include Simone’s signature furnishings as well as new installations and collaborations.