LONDON — “Baptism, birth, rebirth, Victorian dress, mess,” mused Simone Rocha in the notes to her eponymous collection for Autumn / Winter 2016, and given her personal biography of the last 12 months as a new mother it is not difficult to understand way. These newfound connections were manifest in her collection that was at turns personal, intimate, and, yes, even a bit messy, but all in keeping with the Irish designer’s body of work to date. On the Saturday afternoon at Lancaster House in the West End, then no fewer than nine models from across the Next network including Lineisy Montero, Odette Pavlova, Nirvana Naves, Ella Wennstrom, Julie Hoomans, Jay Wright, Klementyna Dmowska, Wangy, and Lina Hoss featured on the runway.

Credits include: Client, Simone Rocha; Collection, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Autumn / Winter 2016; Clothing design, Simone Rocha; Styling, Robbie Spencer; Hair, James Pecis at D+V Management using KMS California; Makeup, Sam Bryant at D+V Management and the M∙A∙C Pro Team using M∙A∙C Cosmetics; Manicure, Marian Newman at Streeters; Music direction, Max Rocha;  Casting, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Samuel Ellis; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.