Simone Rocha collection
Photo Credit: Simone Rocha

Simone Rocha Set to Revitalize Jean Paul Gaultier as Guest Couturier

In a thrilling fusion of fashion powerhouses, Simone Rocha has been announced as the next guest couturier for the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier label. As the fifth designer to take on this prestigious role, Rocha joins an esteemed group which includes luminaries such as Julien Dossena of Rabanne, the versatile Haider Ackerman, Olivier Rousteing of Balmain fame, the inventive Glenn Martens associated with Y/Project and Diesel, and the visionary Chitose Abe from Sacai.

Notably, Rocha marks her territory as the inaugural UK-based talent to spearhead a Gaultier couture collection, a testament to her rising global stature in the fashion world.

Born from a rich Chinese-Irish heritage, Rocha has carved a niche for herself in the fashion echelons. A regular at London Fashion Week, her designs mesmerize, oscillating between ethereal romanticism and stark modernity. Each creation echoes her penchant for intricate detailing, a proclivity for offbeat materials, and a profound understanding of femininity.

The fashion world was set abuzz with Rocha’s announcement of this collaboration on Instagram. Her story beautifully juxtaposed a photo of a vibrant floral bouquet alongside a heartfelt note from Jean Paul Gaultier himself. The note lauded Rocha for her recent LFW showcase and teasingly hinted at their imminent rendezvous in Paris.

While the news has been officially confirmed by Rocha’s spokesperson, fashion enthusiasts and insiders are already abuzz, marking their calendars for what promises to be an unforgettable show, set to shimmer as a highlight of the upcoming couture week.

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