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Acclaimed fashion designer Simone Rocha: My career is weird

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She poses with Simone Rocha with natural grace

She poses with Simone Rocha with natural grace

Simone Rocha attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel

Simone Rocha attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel

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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04:  Simone Rocha (R), winner of the Young Designer of the Year award, and presenter Elisa Sednaoui pose at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year awards 2014 at Claridge's Hotel on November 4, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Simone Rocha (R), winner of the Young Designer of the Year award, and presenter Elisa Sednaoui pose at the Harper's Bazaar Women Of The Year awards 2014 at Claridge's Hotel on November 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)

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A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week

A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week

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A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week

A model walks the runway at the Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Simone Rocha collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer London Fashion Week

Models present creations from the Simone Rocha collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer London Fashion Week

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Models present creations from the Simone Rocha collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer London Fashion Week

Models present creations from the Simone Rocha collection during the 2015 Spring / Summer London Fashion Week

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She poses with Simone Rocha with natural grace

Irish fashion designer Simone Rocha's might have creativity in her blood, but it wasn't necessarily her chosen vocation.

Becoming a designer may appear to be a chosen path for the Irish star, whose father is the esteemed John Rocha.

However, she insists she didn't rigidly have to follow her dad's career path.

"It's weird. It's mad. My career was never mapped out like this," she admitted to the British edition of Harper's Bazaar. "I know from the outside it probably doesn't look like that, but it's happened really naturally."

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Simone Rocha attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel

Simone Rocha attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel

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Simone Rocha attends the Harpers Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge's Hotel

Simone's flower-print dress has become one of her most popular designs, with Laura Bailey, Alexa Chung and Chloë Grace Moretz all wearing the frock.

As she's made such a mark, she rarely gets compared to her famous father. And in general, Simone doesn't think it's unusual for designers to come from a long line of fashion fans.

"The family thing can be taken either way, I think," she mused. "But there are a lot of fashion families - more in Italy: none in Ireland! - and I think there must be a reason that happens. In a family, you're all working towards the same thing. This has been our whole life, do you know what I mean? We're a really close family and I feel privileged to now be holding the family name."

For Simone, the highlight is seeing people like Keira Knightley wear her designs. But she also appreciates it when interns come in wearing her clothes.

"It's such a compliment," she smiled.

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