Irish based designer announces his retirement from fashion

John Rocha announced last week that he plans to retire from fashion for good, as he revealed that his autumn/summer collection will be his last.

The Irish based designer said he will be hiring a creative director to take over his company.

John explained the reasons behind his decision was mostly as a result of  not having enough time for himself.

“People ask me why, and it’s because I want to do more with my time. At this point in my life I want to live by my calendar and not the Fashion Week calendar. Stopping allows me to do that. It’s not an overnight decision, Odette and I have been talking about it for some time”.

While his decision is understandable, John Rocha will be missed, he has been a huge influence on both the Irish and international fashion scenes.