Fashion Design

Album of Knitwear Designs
1986-1996 (dated)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Drawn on paper with pen and ink and coloured with pencil
Brief Description
Suzan Rooke for Kenzo; design from an album of sketches in pen and ink and watercolour for various knitwear garments, 1986-1996
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.7cm
  • Width: 21cm
Style
Production typeDesign
Credit line
Given by Susan Rooke
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
E.544-2017

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record createdAugust 7, 2017
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