LONDON FASHION WEEK FALL 2017

Simone Rocha’s Model Militants Come Bearing Flowers

Photographed by Steph Wilson

Showgoers have officially made their way from New York to London Fashion Week, which Simone Rocha kicked off this weekend with a rougher turn than usual: a military-inspired fall 2017 collection that still took a few nods from her usual ethereal offerings. Last season’s bloomers and Peter Pan collars gave way to olive green, big-shouldered trenches, while tulle floral dresses were topped off with leather cross-body belts. But, as Rocha showcased earlier this month with her new, Louise Bourgeois-filled New York store, she’s also not afraid of some more conventional femininity, which came through this time around on the runway in red rose-adorned organzas topped off with armfuls of faux fur. Take it all in from backstage with the models, including the 73-year-old Benedetta Barzini, here.

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show

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A scene from backstage at the Simone Rocha Fall 2017 show