LFW Feb ’14: Day 2 – John Rocha AW14

FAULT‘s fashion team hit the catwalk shows and backstage at London Fashion Week (Feb ’14) to bring you our favourite pieces from the Autumn / Winter 2014 shows. Stay connected – on Twitter, Facebook or right here on FAULT Online – for our round-up of the designers and trends that we have our eye on.

John Rocha AW14:



John Rocha’s Autumn/Winter ’14 show kicked off with a rock soundtrack and dramatic outfits but it stayed true to the romanticism that we all expect from the veteran London Fashion Week designer.

Ginormous ruffle collars, tiered dresses and multi-layer skirts were made for fun and frolicking and there were no prizes for spotting that flowers were the central inspiration point. Petal-like headpieces cocooned the models and A-line cocktail dresses were dotted with individual flower heads. It was toughened up with a strong black, rose red and bottle green colour palette for the darker months and rough textures were created with netting, lace and crochet. Unfinished seems hinted towards an arts and crafts aesthetic too.

The frills and flounce were intertwined with currently popular styles such as loose-fitting palazzo pants and oversized coats for a collection that was, overall, a steady but beautiful transition into the new season.

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Words by Olivia Pinnock – @OliviaPinnock