Born: August 23, 1953 in Hong Kong
Of Chinese and Portuguese decent, John Rocha was born in the former British Colony of Hong Kong and moved to London in the Seventies to study fashion.
In the Eighties he relocated to Dublin, where he is still based. Working closely with Odette, his wife, muse and business partner, he designs children's clothes and home accessories in addition to his menswear and womenswear lines.
Named British Designer of the Year in 1994, John received a CBE in 2002 in recognition of his contribution to the fashion industry.
His autumn/winter 2009 collection is inspired by painter Sean Scully and Buenos Aires.