Working closely with Indonesian Basket Weavers
I first discovered smocking and weaving in ubud on my travels. I was in ubud in the art markets and saw pure talent in these ladies crafting away with bamboo making these incredible hand weaved buckets, Mesmerised by the skills we quickly started working together and sampling materials and creating these textures with our sustainable leather and silk. We experimented with other hand techniques including smocking which is a hand sewn techniue using needle and thread to create texture within the material. The smocking design is seen throughout our latest collection The Rebirth.
The birth of Rocky Rafaela
In 2016, fashion label Rocky Rafaela was founded by born creative and show-stopping designer Rochelle Gregory. Rochelle tells her personal stories through art and fashion, she is inspired by her mental health issues and uses her experiences as fuel to create beauty. The label comes from humble beginnings and a fierce passion for creating bold, unique and authentic clothing, and is now a well-established, unique and ethically-sourced brand adored by the most stylish elites around the world.