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Fashion Design

  • Object:

    Album of knitwear designs

  • Place of origin:


    France (possibly, Rooke was based in France when donating these designs. , made)

  • Date:

    1986-1996 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Suzan Rooke (designer)
    Kenzo

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn on paper with pen and ink and coloured with pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Susan Rooke

  • Museum number:

    E.544-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 26, box A

Little is known about Suzan Rooke, but she worked as a designer for Kenzo in Paris between 1986 and 1997. Her own company Rooke Design (active for approximately 18 years) was liquidated in 2008.

Kenzo Takada (born 1939) is famous as one of the leading Western fashion designers of Japanese origin. His designs are known for being lively, colourful and combining multiple cultural references. The label is particularly renowned for its creative knitwear, much of which was designed in the late 1980s and late 1990s by Rooke.

Physical description

Fashion design showing a figure wearing a heavily patterned floral outfit comprised of an orange head scarf, a blue and purple long sleeved top and light blue trousers.

Place of Origin


France (possibly, Rooke was based in France when donating these designs. , made)

Date

1986-1996 (dated)

Artist/maker

Suzan Rooke (designer)
Kenzo

Materials and Techniques

Drawn on paper with pen and ink and coloured with pencil

Dimensions

Height: 29.7 cm, Width: 21 cm

Descriptive line

Suzan Rooke for Kenzo; design from an album of sketches in pen and ink and watercolour for various knitwear garments, 1986-1996

Materials

Pen and ink and watercolour; Paper; Textile; Wool yarn; Fur; Leather

Techniques

Drawn; Coloured

Categories

Designs; Fashion

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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