With all the buzz surrounding the upcoming Disney live-action adaptation of Cinderella, it’s appropriate that women are looking for ways to inject a bit of modern-day fairy tale into their own wardrobe. So style icon and model Coco Rocha has partnered up with HSN and Disney to launch her first fashion collection, Modern Princess, but she made sure to add some edge into her interpretations.
“We approached it thinking exactly that. It needed to be modern. You and I love Cinderella, and I am sure you were a Disney girl, too, but you wouldn’t necessarily leave the house in a ball gown,” Rocha told Styleblazer.com of the inspiration behind the collection. “So how do you make the two worlds collide? I think we did a really good job. I love vintage shopping. That is my favorite thing because they have stories, each piece that I buy. I ask where they came from, who wore it, and so making this I wanted each piece to have some sort of story. The leather jackets people think are the farthest thing from princess ever, but I don’t believe that. I think of our modern royals now — Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Prince — and leather jackets are their staple go-to looks. So I thought that was appropriate in taking the two worlds together.”
Instead of poofy gowns and childish icons, Rocha created a line any grown woman would love to own: leather jackets with embellishments along the sleeves, black dresses, patterned blazers, trousers, petal skirts, ruffled blouses and gorgeous butterfly motifs.
“The butterfly, which I am sure you can see around the entire room, is definitely in the movie. It is perfect, being that it is about transitioning, and that is the whole thing about the rags-to-riches Cinderella story, so we definitely wanted to do a homage to the butterfly,” Rocha said.
To view her Modern Princess collection, click here.
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