Saturday, 3 March 2012

Deconstructed: Rochas Autumn/ Winter 2012 Look 21

Don't get me wrong, I'm one of those obsessives who endlessly trawls after each and every show of fashion week, posied on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the weird and wonderful creations the likes of Miuccia Prada will conjure up next, but nothing excites me more than seeing something effortless and wearable on the catwalk. Case in point: Look 21 from Rochas' Autumn/ Winter 2012 show from designer Marco Zanini. Whilst the rest of the show was a kaleidoscope of bold, geometric prints, this look is exquisite in its understated wearability. The navy ribbed poloneck has just the right amount of cling, accentuating the body underneath. The skirt (not too long, not too short) adds a luxe schoolma'am-ish air to the whole thing. Proportions are kept in check with a nod to the Fifties - a simply belted cinched in waist. And finally, just a hint of the unexpected with the graphic print of the tights and a strong blackberry lip. Librarian chic at its best.

(Image: via The Sartorialist)


  1. Unlike you, I'm not normally drawn to runway styles, because they seem out of touch with reality (at least my reality - when would I ever wear some of those things?). But I love this look that you've picked out. It's so appealing in an understated and classy way.

  2. I know what you mean - I've had a very passing interest in the shows in the last couple of years but sometimes there are some looks that just grab you - it's a very visceral reaction. This season, Dries Van Noten did it for me.

  3. I too,I love it when wearability hits the catwalks. I was inspired by Miu Miu 40's style dresses last Autumn which was copied by brands like Warehouse and New Look (UK).