John Rocha

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Birthday
23, 1953
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1953 (age 65)
Birthplace
Hong Kong, China

About

Famous for his eponymous and Chinatown clothing collections, this Hong Kong-born, Ireland-based fashion designer received the 1993 British Fashion Awards' Designer of the Year honor.

Before Fame

After studying at London's Croydon School of Art, he settled in Dublin, Ireland, and established his Chinatown clothing label.

Trivia

Known for his interior designs as well as for his work in the fashion industry, he contributed to the decor of both Birmingham, England's Orion Building and Dublin, Ireland's Morrison Hotel.

Family Life

He was born in Hong Kong to a family of Portuguese and Chinese heritage. His marriage to Odette Gleeson resulted in a daughter, Simone, who also had a successful career as a fashion designer.

Associated With

He was born in the same year as American fashion designer Stephen Sprouse.