Roche is a designer that I was not familiar with but looking back on her previous collections I don’t know how I have not become acquainted before now. I was rendered speechless when I came across Ryan Roche via instagram from NYFW. I am not sure if it was the pale shades of apricot and the stark contrast of white or if it was the image of a lone male ballet dancer dancing among the circle of models at the showing. His exquisite improvised movements among the models was a thing of beauty to watch.
If there was ever a need to justify the simple yet powerful case for a slicked back bun, seamlessly perfect skin and a bold red lip, this is it. It is a hair and make up look I intend to make my go to. This collection with its gently flared leggings, camisoles and belted cardigans still has me lost for words with just how beautiful an understated aesthetic can be.
All images via voguerunway.com