Hannah Rooke is a Womenswear designer aiming to create innovative, elegant garments with an eclectic, youthful style. Focus on drapery and pleating of fabrics to create layering and depth upon the body contrasting against elements of tailoring. The designer’s aesthetic is romantic yet strong with an emphasis on colour and texture. Influenced by and designed for strong, confident, elegant women.
As a response to the misrepresentation of identity and loss of individuality within contemporary culture, Hannah Rooke will focus on creating a sustainable, authentic style. The aim is to create treasured pieces of clothing depicting craft, care and originality to be negotiated by the individual in their own way.
The Spring/Summer 2013 Ready to Wear collection 'Presence' explores the idea of emphasizing strength of identity in conjunction with femininity. Powerful personalities and strong female figures such as Frida Kahlo, the muses of Gustav Klimt, young women in the 1960’s and the idea of the ‘femme fatale’ in the 1940’s Film Noir genre inspired the development of shape and surface.
Colours and textures of Mexican dress, mosaics and Klimt’s paintings have been interpreted through layering frayed silks and chiffons with trims and lace creating linear details to highlight garment structures complimented by metallic surfaces and bold colours. The silhouette combines structured garments inspired by 1940’s and 1960’s tailoring with draped pieces.
London College of Fashion. September 2009 - June 2012
BA hons Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
Pam Hogg (May 2011 - September 2011)
Hannah Rooke 2012 ©
Photography: Vicki King
Hair: Lee Gillott
Make-up: Tamash Sharkan
Model: Anna Terzi