A darling on the London circuit, Simone Rocha’s star rose quickly, going from Central Saint Martins graduate to fashion week standout in one year’s time. Debuting at LFW for SS11, Rocha’s eponymous label marries of love of tailoring with clean color palettes and an innovative use of materials, mixing romanticism with intellect. Mixing elements of retro and avant-garde, masculine and feminine and handcrafted and techno-savvy, Rocha’s pieces toe a line between expertly structured and eminently approachable. Winner of the 2013 Emerging Womenswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards, Rocha has dressed Chloe Moretz, Rihanna and Katy Perry.