When it was announced that Simone Rocha has partnered with H&M to collaborate on a joint collection, fans of both sides were anxious to find out what would come out of it. And now that the collection is widely available to everyone, it is clear that it was a success.
The Simone Rocha x H&M Collection Is a Success
The inspiration behind the Simone Rocha x H&M collection is a sensitive reflection of the designer’s roots and emotions. It has hints of Ireland and Hong Kong, and it heavily focuses on texture, shape, intimacy, and joy. Models show a tribute to family, history, and tactility that are innately part of Rocha’s fashion world.
Simone shared that her goal with this joint collection was to create womenswear, menswear, and childrenswear that people would feel comfortable wearing and will treasure for years to come. The idea was to make a complete wardrobe for everyone in the family with that unmistakable Simone Rocha aesthetic. It’s the first time that the Irish designer has offered children’s and men’s designs.
Rocha’s Signature Womenswear
Women will be happy with the breathable materials and everyday designs that are both stylish and comfortable to wear. There are floral dresses with broderie anglaise detailing made from organic cotton, as well as classic trenches, tulle apron tops and dresses, short cloque dresses, and check trousers. Basically, something for everyone. The signature Rocha elements are present all throughout the collection: floral motifs, special tinsels, embellishments, spherical cutouts, and full skirts.
What makes the Simone Rocha x H&M collection such a success is its well-rounded offer. Women can find everyday wear like spongy hoodies and joggers, and then they can put on a classy t-shirt decorated with pearls or a chic tweed for a date night with their loved one. Given the great interest from clients, we are yet to see whether a second collaboration is in the making.
Some two and a half decades later, Gwen Stefani decided to recreate her look from the “Just a Girl” video and use it for the cover art that accompanies her new song “Let Me Reintroduce Myself.” The iconic outfit consists of side-striped pants, a canvas belt, and a cropped white tank top with studs and blue and red trim.
Gwen Stefani Made Sure to Also Recreate Her Bold Red Lip and Platinum-blond Ponytail
As Gwen Stefani mirrored her iconic outfit, she also paid attention to recreating the hairstyle and make-up for the video. The singer teased her new look for the single cover on Instagram, sharing a selfie with her donning the nostalgic outfit. As fans gave the photo a closer look, they discovered that among her accessories are a pair of gold nameplate necklaces. One plate reads “Stefani” and the other “Shelton,” which is the name of her fiance.
The “Just a Girl” Getup Was Paired With a More Modern Representation of Gwen Stefani
The cover art of “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” has two versions of Gwen Stefani pictured on it. One is her in the outfit from the Just a Girl video and the other is her in a more modern representation of her style. The new outfit consists of thigh-high boots, a sexy buckled harness, denim cutoffs, and a black lace bra. Fans of the singer were very happy to see Gwen in her old outfit, looking just as vibrant and full of energy as she did back then. One fan even commented that the signer does not age at all.
Gwen’s new song “Let Me Reintroduce Myself” will be featured in her upcoming fifth studio album. Apparently, Stefani wrote the song with Ross Golan and producer Luke Niccoli. It was released as the album’s lead single and featured Stefani’s brother Eric Stefani, fellow No Doubt member Gabrial McNair, and other performers who provided instrumentation on the track. Gwen Stefani says she never planned to create music for a new studio album, but she felt inspired to create new and uplifting music.