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Despite the extreme winds and mass amounts of rain, the que for John Rocha was still in its hundreds, with plenty of eager fashionistas waiting for the main stage Somerset doors to open.

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This season John Rocha didn’t hold back on doing things big and bold, which and be seen in the main theme of big ruffled necks and head pieces made from organza throughout the collection. The ruffles allowed the garments to bounce and move as the models made their way down the catwalk.

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The inspiration for the collection came from the dark Icelandic skies and revisiting ideas from Pierre Soulages. There was also a theme of flowers in the collection, as some pieces portrayed budding flowers or flowers that have come to life.

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There were very masculine/ feminine silhouettes used and an impressive use of different fabrics.  The layering of the silk and organza helped to give shape to the garments, as well as the falling flowers attached to tulle fabric , and cut out leaves draped from dresses which also gave a more defined silhouette.

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The overall collection was very dark with bursts of red and white. Over-sized jackets formed important pieces in the collection, especially the red velvet over-sized jacket that was paired with a ruffled neckpiece, that you couldn’t help but adore.

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There were still however other standout pieces, like the white and black PVC cut out dresses which had a running pattern and layered bottom that also gave motion to the dresses as they came down the catwalk

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Photo Credit: Elle

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