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Here, we chat with fashion designer Simone Rocha about her Fall Winter 2021 collection unveiled during London Fashion Week.

#GOODQuestions With Simone Rocha

How was the process of sourcing and designing different this season compared to past seasons?
More focused.

Who or what was the source of inspiration for the collection?
The winter roses.

Do you have any day of show rituals that bring you good luck?
I carry my Chinese lucky money from my dad.

What’s your favorite look or piece from the collection and why?
The leather coat – Look 2.

In what way do you hope your collection makes a positive impact?
That people have something strong and feminine to wear coming out of difficult times.

Tell us about a favorite fashion week memory.
Post show in the Guinea Grill pub with all my friends, collaborators, and team.

What were you watching most while designing this season?
Normal People.

Current fave songs you listened to while working on this collection?
Paul by Girl Band.

Who in your life brings you good vibes and positive energy every day?
My daughter Valentine.

What won’t you miss about last year?
Home schooling.

What’s the last good book you read?
The Mothers by Brit Bennett.

What is your fave recipe to make?
Baking a Victoria Sponge.

Define what a good life means to you.
A healthy and happy family.

What is the last thing you do before bed?
Turn off my phone.