Why Is Everyone Talking About The New Simone Rocha x Crocs Collab?

By Charlie Colville

1 month ago

Catwalk Crocs

What comes to mind at the mention of Crocs? Internet memes? Sport mode? Jibbitz? Whatever the answer – and whether you like them on not – the new association is, unexpectedly, high fashion. The brand has been on a roll in recent years, racking up an impressive roster of collaborators that span from designers Christopher Kane, Vivienne Tam and Christian Cowan to high profile celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Bad Bunny and Aespa. The latest name to join the list? Irish fashion designer, and London Fashion Week regular, Simone Rocha. Here’s everything you need to know about the Simone Rocha x Crocs collaboration, as well as where to shop shoes from the collection.

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Crocs Get A Runway Finish In New Collection

While by no means a small name in the world of fashion, Simone Rocha is experiencing new levels of fame this month thanks to a collaboration with footwear label Crocs. Unveiled during the designer’s SS24 runway show last September, the collection quickly became a talking point – with audiences latching on to the bedazzled, pearl-encrusted Crocs strutting down the catwalk.

Close up of feet in black shoes

Simone Rocha SS24

Where previous iterations of the collaborative Croc have played on colours, shapes and patterns, Simone Rocha’s take was something that felt entirely new: it was an elevation of some of the brand’s most classic styles, with all of the designer’s signature soft girlishness. The collaboration itself was comprised of three styles, including the Classic Clog, the Siren and the Quicktrail, all of which were decorated in pearls, crystals, beads and ribbons in an exploration of ‘the creative juxtaposition of femininity and utilitarianism’.

‘It’s a really good chance to stretch your mind in other directions,’ Rocha told Harper’s Bazaar at the end of 2023. ‘When I take on a collaboration, I always want it to be something where I can take my expertise to something new. Maybe that means doing something super high level with Moncler or perhaps super playful with Crocs, creating something en masse with H&M – which was like night and day compared with running an independent label – or really understanding a new way of working with Jean Paul Gaultier. Collaboration is just all about learning.’

Close up of feet in pink shoes

Simone Rocha SS24

Where To Shop The Simone Rocha x Crocs Collab

The Simone Rocha x Crocs collection dropped on both brands’ websites just this week, with prices starting at £170. Unfortunately, the collection seems to be sold out already – so you might need to keep a look out for secondhand pairs on eBay. simonerocha.comcrocs.co.uk

Images courtesy of Simone Rocha