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Fashion Design

Album of Knitwear Design
1986-1996 (dated)
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.

Kenzō Takada (1939-2020) 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
Parts
This object consists of 4 parts.

  • Album of Knitwear Designs
  • Album of Knitwear Designs
  • Album of Knitwear Designs
  • Album of Knitwear Designs
TitleFashion Design (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Drawn on paper with pen and ink and coloured with pencil
Brief description
Suzan Rooke for Kenzo; four joined designs from an album of sketches in pen and ink and watercolour for various knitwear garments, 1986-1996
Physical description
Four fashion designs stapled together in the upper left hand corner showing a woman wearing jumper, and skirt, a woman wearing a skirt, a woman wearing a cardigan and a woman wearing a short sleeved jumper.
Dimensions
  • Height: 29.7cm
  • Width: 21cm
Style
Production typeDesign
Credit line
Given by Suzan 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.

Kenzō Takada (1939-2020) 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.554-2017

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Record createdAugust 7, 2017
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