Of Hong Kong Chinese and Portuguese decent, John Rocha moved to London in the 1970’s to study fashion.Using Irish Linen in his graduate collection he was inspired to visit Ireland, eventually moving to Dublin in the 1980’s, where he has lived for over twenty years, working closely with his wife, muse and business partner, Odette.
Over this time, John has developed and refined his own distinctive style, constantly experimenting with fabric, silhouette and technique. His beautifully worked embellishments, hand knits and crochet and hand painted fabrics give a truly special and eclectic appeal to his collections. The John Rocha collection is show twice yearly in London and is stocked throughout the world in stores such as Joyce Boutique Hong Kong, Takashimaya New York, and Beams, Concento, and The Ginza in Japan.
John was awarded with the prestigious title of British Designer of the Year in 1994 and since then has received widespread international fame.