by Ben Knight Evans .

Simone Rocha at the London Show Rooms

Newly relocated to Le Loft, an impressive and expansive venue in the Bastille area, London's finest emerging designers' new Paris Fashion Week home was warmed this morning with a brunch hosted by Sarah Mower. A hugely important boost to designers' positioning in a global fashion market, the expanded selection of 26 designers including London Fashion stalwarts Mary Katrantzou, Craig Lawrence and Louise Gray have been showing us through their offerings for Spring/Summer 2012.

Only London could provide the home to a designer that can now count a brogue raised on a polygonal perspex heel as a signature, but it is Simone Rocha's innovative mix of materials that is steadily building her a reputation as one of London's brightest talents. Standouts include trenches and dresses of vinyl-encased lace providing a reverent yet modern archival of British tradition and lingerie delicacies with the bold graphic impact of banded lace.

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