Simone Rocha Takes Control of A Magazine Curated By’s 18th Edition


GUEST BOOK: A Magazine Curated By has tapped Simone Rocha as its guest editor and curator for the 18th issue, WWD has learned. Rocha’s edition, set to be released in print in Europe and online on Oct. 4, will explore her heritage and identity with a spotlight on Ireland and Hong Kong. It will feature an international cast of collaborators, friends and family.
“Curating an issue of A Magazine is always a dialogue, an exchange. We have watched Simone’s career develop since her first collection and seen the way she looks at the world. Her stories are personal, her taste is broad and she has an unwavering identity that really shines on every page,” said editor in chief Dan Thawley.
The magazine includes portraits of Rocha’s mother and father, Odette and John Rocha, and daughter Valentine. There is also an array of candid portraits of her studio team. Interlaced throughout the issue are Chinese stories and texts while Rocha’s Chinese name, Ming Ming, is on the magazine’s cover.
The designer worked with contributors including photographers Sarah Moon and Petra Collins, Ireland’s first female president Mary Robinson and novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Rocha said the project has been extremely personal, with an element of nostalgia. “I was blown away to be able

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