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.
Simone has received accolades including, 2013 Emerging Designer British Fashion Award, Best Future Fashion Wallpaper* Award 2013, being a finalist in the inaugural LVMH prize, Young Designer of the Year at The Harper’s Women of the Year Awards 2014 and the 2014 British Fashion Award for New Establishment Designer.