Rohka spring/summer 2008 photographed by Paolo Rosselli

Dear Shaded Viewers,


It is a gloomy day in Paris so I want to bring you a bit of fresh air from Milan’s countryside via Rohka’s two designers, Maria Restrepo and Ian Phin.


Rohka is yearning for the open spaces and are inspired by a technical care for what is natural which includes digital prints, treated silks, rafia jacquards, silk knits, pure cottons.


The collection is available at
Dover Street Market, London
Biffi and Banner, Milan
Plum, Beirut,
Noodle Stories, Los Angeles
Cloche, Kobe
among others
photography – Paolo Rosselli I recommend a visit to his site and while you are there click on the videos and watch the sun turn from orange to red or take a ride up the lift in the Shiodome Building in Tokyo. The videos offer you a cyber holiday in Tokyo.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.