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Simone Rocha Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Simone Rocha has really hit it out the park with the Spring/Summer 2016 collection. It’s very refreshing to see a young designer come into her own while gaining such credibility along the way. This season, it’s all in the details. From the very first look - a semitransparent puffed-up sleeve and full skirt, boldly bisected with black macrame straps - to the very last. The runway caught every single show-goer's attention in the grand surroundings of Lancaster House in London. Normally, after seeing a runway show, anyone would mention that a Rocha lineup is heavy and somewhat repetitive; this time around, it was far from that. More airy and chic, notions of prettiness solidified the idea that the Simone Rocha woman finally knows exactly who she is.    

Our buyers couldn’t wait to get their hands on the runway pieces from the collection. The assortment available in-store consists of bouncy organza skirts with darling bow detailing that looks great paired with any of the beaded cotton t-shirts, cardigans, or pullovers, as well as the neoprene-like sleeveless tops. In full disclosure, we at Riccardi are extremely excited about the accessories; for the first time in a long time, we are carrying a comprehensive collection of handbags and shoes because it’s the little things that matter. The spongy decorated handbags with the kimono-couture bows are bound to sell out fast, while giving any look an understated added spunk. Simone Rocha's shoes will be an essential to your wardrobe while we transition into the next season. Also, as an added bonus (because the weather is so unpredictable here in Boston), the rubber slides with bedazzled bow detailing will most certainly make up for any semi-rainy day.  

Rocha finally has range.

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