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Simone scoops another young designer award

Dublin native, Simone Rocha has been named as the Young Designer of the Year at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards.

The Irish designer's star continues to rise as she was awarded the coveted accolade by iconic fashion magazine.

Dressed in her own designs - a beautiful red dress and cardigan - the London-based designer picked up yet another award, rounding off a stellar year in her promising career.


The awards were a glamorous affair with actresses, designers and models in attendance including Victoria Beckham, Rosie Huntington Whitley and Carey Mulligan.

Simone, who has fashion in her blood thanks to father John Rocha, has said that getting into the industry was inevitable.

"It was 100pc a part of my life.

"But it's weird; it didn't feel very 'fashion' growing up in Dublin. Moving to London and being a fashion designer now, it's totally different," she said.

And proving she is the designer of the moment, Simone also recently received another nomination at the British Fashion Awards.

Rocha (28) has been nominated in the New Establishment Designer category alongside emerging designers Peter Pilotto and Emilia Wickstead.

This is not the first time the Ranelagh native has been recognised by the British Fashion Council.

Last year she won received the Emerging Womenswear Designer award at the British Fashion Awards as well as receiving the Best Future Fashion Wallpaper Award 2013.

And the NCAD graduate was also recognised by the fashion bible Elle when she received the New Designer of the Year Award at The Elle Style Awards in 2013.