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Rochas S/S 2011: Paris Fashion Week

Marco Zanini is ever unpredictable; since relaunching the Rochas fashion house last year, his shifts in inspiration have perplexed, enthralled, and sometimes alienated lovers of Rochas.

This season, gone were the beloved sixties secretary silhouettes, as the designer ushered in a looser, more subtle collection, featuring folkloric prints created by Swedish designer Slotts Barbro, especially for the collection.

While the collection was scattered, there were noteworthy looks. Blazers cut to hug the at the back but remain loose in the front. Tunics paired with cropped trousers reflecting a 40’s pre-wartime era.

A few classic Rochas looks came at the end, with fluid evening wear in black, white, and navy.

Zanini made a point of articulating that this collection was not for the red carpet or the runway and he wanted this collection to be for real women in real situations.