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September 30, 2010 at 4:05 pm
It reminds me of soviet days (of my grandmother)… The first is the best in my opinion, great print!
September 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm
the romper is to die for ….. love love!!
September 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm
i love this ♥ i'm from argentina !
September 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm
Granny scarfs in the hair are back!!!?? LOVE it!
September 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm
Oh my….can you say "Russian peasant"?
September 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Photo #1 reminds me of the image you posted of the Mennonite girls from central Pennsylvania. What an interesting reference (intentional or otherwise).
September 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm
wondering if a certain designer spent some time in northern ohio, perhaps in amish country?
These are beautiful photographs.
I love the print in the first image and the shapes in photos 2 and 4.
September 30, 2010 at 4:18 pm
September 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm
Sorry, but thems some ugly duds.
September 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm
Inspired by Amish girls?
September 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm
I'm really not a fan of the clothes (they're too granny for my taste) but the makeup is amazing.
September 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm
So pretty!! Love it!
September 30, 2010 at 4:35 pm
these ladies look like they are from a different planet.
September 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Peasant is IN THE HOUSE!
The second photo from the top makes me feel kinda funny…
September 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm
So far my favorite show. I was freaking out when I saw it. Soooo crazy beautiful.
September 30, 2010 at 5:00 pm
those glasses r soo cool
September 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm
I can't say i love this collection. I understand the prevalent men's wear trend, however, these women look frumpy!!!
September 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm
great collection, love the patterns
Love the eyeshadows! But latest in POW couture?
September 30, 2010 at 6:13 pm
love the bathing suit, but the rest seems a slave to the oversized trend in a heavy way
September 30, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Loving that floral swimsuit!
September 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm
i have never seen blue eyeshadow look so beautiful!
September 30, 2010 at 6:38 pm
I suspect all his talent will not be enough to keep Mr. Zanini at his post for long.plain awfull…unflattering swedish "hausfrau" look..
September 30, 2010 at 6:49 pm
I agree with the comment that this seems a heavy handed way of the oversized trend.
September 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm
I live in the heart of Amish Country in Pennsylvania, and these designs are quite similar to those of the Amish. It is neither flattering on the Amish, nor flattering on the runway. Especially in look 1 and 5
September 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm
That floral bathing suit is amazing. Love the purple.
September 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm
the eye makeup is lovely! i love that indigo blue especially on the 3rd photo.
Quien tu ves
September 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm
Seems like i'm not the only one who doesn't understand the concept. But if you try to focus… some lines made by the garment… are quite nice. Look the waist in that black skirt. Make-up is nice too, but may be a little disconnected from the rest of the elements. Anyway, to me, the collection shouts "crisis" and not in a japanese way.
September 30, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Study your color theory, you shall go far.
So says Rochas!
Also, the patterns are unbelievably wonderful. Thanks for the photos, sir!
September 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm
Rosenfeld & Dwornikovski
September 30, 2010 at 11:11 pm
some girls look like from Robbie Williams clip "sin sin sin":)
September 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm
I go to school in Lancaster Pennsylvania right now, and its funny to see women in bonnets and long black dresses as runway fashion!
I see little old amish/mennonite ladies pushing laundry carts down the street, dressed exactly the same way!
I guess the folks at Rochas took a trip to Lancaster…or just looked at your photos from a few months back, eh Sart ;)
September 30, 2010 at 11:36 pm
That round shades are epic! LOL. xxx
September 30, 2010 at 11:53 pm
Wow! This is an amazing collection by Rochas. I love the black tights and forties gray ankle-strap platforms.
September 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm
Hmmm.No iToo stern.t doesn't work.any of it.
October 1, 2010 at 12:00 am
October 1, 2010 at 12:01 am
Are we back to pilgrim fashion now?
I do like the print in the first photo.
October 1, 2010 at 1:06 am
Love all of these! Especially the really rounded sunglasses and the floral bathing suit (?) xxxhttp://reallyliteral.blogspot.com/
October 1, 2010 at 2:21 am
Meh. These are not so great.
October 1, 2010 at 4:23 am
I love the blue eye shadow. Incredible.
October 1, 2010 at 4:36 am
If these clothes can make the female elite look so goddam awful what hope the rest of us just horrible.
October 1, 2010 at 4:37 am
October 1, 2010 at 5:16 am
far from being frumpy these are actually very elegant and charming.
October 1, 2010 at 5:28 am
It's good to see that Rochas now has got its mojo back! The collection is great: fantastic use of colours, clean cuts… Is Olivier Theyskens still at the helm?
Agence d’hotesses Paris
October 1, 2010 at 5:43 am
October 1, 2010 at 5:49 am
fantastic collection!!! amazing photos
October 1, 2010 at 6:06 am
Very different but very well put!!! I really like them !!!!!
October 1, 2010 at 6:10 am
Love the floral bathing suit but couldn't they have put it on a girl with curves? It looks all wrong on her – though worse are the bad, bad fake tan lines around her armpits. Think the make-up is fantastic but doesn't work with everything else. And everything else – well, an interesting concept but I think for wearability all I could take from this would be the beautiful silk headscarves and some of the mismatched print ideas (which are beautiful, especially in the first picture). Those skirt lengths do NOTHING for a lady with real legs. How did he manage to make giraffe-like models look frumpy? (Oh, and shoes/skirt combo in the last pic remind me of the how at 14 I insisted on wearing grungy Doc Martens with my navy school skirt. My mother was right, it was BAAAAD.)
October 1, 2010 at 6:50 am
prettiest & strangest collection so far out of the whole lot (ny/milan/paris) ..like clothes from a dressing up box in the attic of the collective european memory..takes spirit to dress like this…
October 1, 2010 at 7:33 am
I just looove the prints on the first two photos and can't stop looking at the eye makeup!
October 1, 2010 at 7:51 am
This is not "cool" clothes, this is FASHION
October 1, 2010 at 8:03 am
wow Amish meet Babushka dolls and live happy ever after! Pretty prints!
October 1, 2010 at 8:07 am
They all look like not-so-pleasant peasants. Just frumpy and dumpy. Who on earth is going to wear this? I do quite like the sunglasses, but I'll stick to my vintage Emannuelle Kahns, thank you………….
October 1, 2010 at 8:41 am
I agree with who said this designer will be soon replaced.
October 1, 2010 at 8:55 am
This makeup is just amazing, and I love the glasses! The colours are really beautiful but im not sure i like the first look..
October 1, 2010 at 9:11 am
October 1, 2010 at 9:31 am
The shoes you're showing us from these collections are the most wearable, delicious shoes in years. Most women (well, I can't) walk in those towering spiky heels – but these shoes allow you to have some height without risking a fracture. I also love the inclusion of flats.
Have you seen the flats that Armani is showing? They give the line and length to the ankle and leg as a heel but they're flats. Quite brilliant and so practical. Maybe women finally do control their fashion destiny.
Much love to you Mr. S.
October 1, 2010 at 9:40 am
Make up & sunglasses…Beautiful!!
October 1, 2010 at 9:49 am
I also spent some of my childhood in "Pennsylvania Dutch" country and that's exactly what leaped to mind when I saw these get-ups. Is this a joke?
October 1, 2010 at 9:58 am
"Where's The Beef?" Remember the commercial from the 80"s that had the Soviet fashion show? Sorry, but this kind of reminds me of a time when we were a bit too stark. I'm not fond of this show.
October 1, 2010 at 9:59 am
I saw this on style.com and thought it was horrible and dowdy…how is it that your pictures make it cool and feminine!?! Scott you are such a talent. Maybe its your aura….
October 1, 2010 at 10:25 am
longer hemlines, more grounded shoes, a hint toward shorter hair.
something 'old world' and literally retro about this collection.
found the round sunglasses with the high bridge interesting.
not a collection that made me dream.
October 1, 2010 at 11:38 am
Tim Gunn wouldn't let this ulgy stuff out of the workroom.
October 1, 2010 at 11:45 am
Extremely well-made, high-quality clothing is always a pleasure to look at, regardless of style, of whether it flatters.
Perhaps this collection intentionally defies beauty–although, to me, that's a bit unfortunate.
Maybe this is a good time to suggest to the poor models the old advice that "if you smile you will be beautiful"?
October 1, 2010 at 11:51 am
I really liked Rochas in the past but what's up with this collection?
October 1, 2010 at 12:28 pm
The eyeglasses remind me of La Jeteé
October 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm
Quick! Take me back to Jil Sander!!!
*running fast out of this room*
Ha-ha…nothing here appeals to me in the least…well, maybe the romper but only as underwear. Otherwise, can we look any frumpier?
October 1, 2010 at 3:20 pm
My God are these women beautiful.I don't think you have to be as thin as them..but even with a few extra ponds these women would be drop dead beautiful.The eyes,and their facial expressions are what I find most unique.
October 1, 2010 at 3:33 pm
Stunning eye makeup.
October 1, 2010 at 4:41 pm
I love it! Far from Amish or Russian peasant, I was reminded of libertine British 1920's artists and authors. The headscarves and the glasses in particular. All they need are Isadora Duncan scarves and they can ride around the countryside in roadsters.
October 1, 2010 at 4:46 pm
I feel like if an Amish girl were to experience the cliche angel on one shoulder devil on the other, this would for sure be the Amish devil, a fan of MGMT and possibly Dr. Strangelove
October 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm
the 3erd girl is soooooooo cute
October 1, 2010 at 6:54 pm
Love the black outfit!!!
October 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm
@ kukla; it can't be named FASHION only because is labeled Rochas.Fashion is much more than that.fashion can't exist only in the world of conceptualism. when concepts materializes they must be desirable, wearable and in the case of fashion it MUST be commercial as well, its how the designer get paid… he is not an artist who sells ONE piece.
October 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm
i need those sunglasses!
October 1, 2010 at 11:10 pm
it's exactly the frumpy-ness that i love.
A Girl, A Style
October 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm
Beautiful, beautiful Rochas. I loved the iris print dresses and full swimsuits.
Miss B xx
October 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Someone's been a little too inspired by BIG LOVE.
October 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm
Oh dear. I can't say I enjoy most of these. The print in the first fabric looks like a Mary Engelbreit calendar. And the rest seems Amish-inspired. Although the silhouette of the bathing suit (?) is really sweet. It gives her a good sense of curves. Do love the makeup.
October 3, 2010 at 12:59 am
Yikes! There is really very little else to say. This will do nothing at all for the everyday woman.
October 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm
Sorry, this collection doesn't do it for me at all. Quite honestly, I don't want to wear clothes influenced by this direction at all.
October 4, 2010 at 11:31 pm
Love the makeup, HATE the clothes.
October 5, 2010 at 11:37 am
Nice! The print is Swedish folk art, Kurbits painting. From a little village outside of Leksand called Ullvi.
October 16, 2010 at 3:16 pm
The people in Dalarna loooove their kurbits so much that you can even find coloring books and tattoos (mostly the flowers) in this style. I lived in Leksand for two years and that area is really something special…
I really do hope that he made scarves in the same style, otherwise I'll have to learn how to paint kurbits :S.
/Sara from Sweden (yes, we swedish girls do love our bikes!)
October 21, 2010 at 4:24 pm
Wow! I really love your blog. I have bookmarked this page so I can come back again to check it out. I love information Silhouette Rimless Eyeglasses, I collect them. I just hope you keep up the good work.
October 29, 2010 at 5:38 am
Looking good catwalk
November 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm
love the final photo… nun chic!
November 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm
Feels like Russian influence to me…but not the opulance of winter finery, rather soviet era head coverings of the working gals. not the makeup though.
January 8, 2011 at 5:27 am
Why does it scream Amish with a little bit of late 80s/early 90s print.
July 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm
nice….they're really2 hot…cool
December 18, 2011 at 2:30 am
I love the modety of this collection…some days, I want to show as little skin as possible! I’d love it if they were more flattering.