New collection alert: Check out the latest collection by Rocky S that draws from Roman art and architecture
Luxury couturier, Rocky S, recently presented his latest collection at the London Fashion Week (LFW), making it the sixth time that he has unveiled his designs at the renowned fashion platform. The Mumbai-based designer, who has dressed the likes of pop divas Beyoncé and Nicole Scherzinger, shares that he was inspired by the Vatican architecture, and the legendary Michelangelo painting that adorns the Sistine Chapel — The Separation of Light From Darkness. “This time, I have also attempted to delve into the realm of fantasy, the romanticism between good and evil,” says the designer, who worked as a costume designer for the Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0.
Betting on baroque
Rocky reveals that he immersed himself into the design process for over a few months.“When I sat down for the sketches, I wanted to narrate a tale of trepidation, and how overcoming that leads to the path of freedom,” says the designer, who has portrayed that well through the decorative prints and surface embellishments on the fabric. One can spot luxe high street influences with baroque. The best bit about his ensembles are that they can be styled to either dress up or dress down, depending on the occasion.
Dark to light
The designer who has been in the industry for more than two decades, has created a repertoire this time which offers flared pants, crop tops and bodysuits, paired with tailored trench coats, capes and bomber jackets in prints, and pleats. One can notice a contrasting shade card, featuring dark colours like black, grey and maroon, with light hues like beige and white, encapsulating the collection. What we noticed was that the cuts are edgy and silhouettes are sharp. Textures are paired with bold knitwear, pleated sequins and quilted pieces for heightened drama.
Some of the other features that can be seen in this collection are patch pockets and broad collars. The fabrics used include silk, organza, velvet with ruffle, lace and drape detailing. However, the highlight of the collection is the off-shoulder black number with a hint of shimmer and asymmetrical hemline, that he created for his fashion week show stopper — Amy Jackson. She looked absolutely stunning and became quite the talking point of the fashion show, remembers Rocky.
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