Hard and then soft, classic yet somehow eccentric, Marco Zanini’s approach to volume and exaggerated proportions this season revealed yet another spectacular collection envisioned for Rochas, a collection where nothing is as uncomplicated as it appears at first sight. Behind familiar silhouettes and a gained sense of comfort, thick fabrics shaped into couture-like volumes were keen on reflecting how clothes can alter a woman’s figure ever so effortlessly.
Utterly feminine 1950s signature silhouettes were accented by Prince of Wales wools, double duchess and delicate silks in a series of garments that were both quirky and charming, styled with pump heels or elegant flats. The circle skirts, the oversized opera coats and the knits mirroring a worn-out essence, underlined more of the retro appeal that became so fundamental for the Rochas designs. Stiff, but exuding a tempting sense of ease, the parade of beautiful coats, sleek pencil skirts and unconventional cocoon shaped dresses guarantees a wild side for every sophisticated aspect of the referential collection.
You can see all of the Rochas autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.