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garth is based in Perth, Australia. He studied at West Australian School of Art and Design and graduated in 2006. His collections are produced in Australia.
When Garth Cook debuted his eponymous label in 2009, an immediate consensus was reached; Garth Cook was one to watch.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Cook’s creative path originated not in fashion but as a fine jewellery designer. Following ten years designing for a number of renowned Jewellers, a work jaunt to Europe was the final push Cook needed to step out and study fashion.
Graduating in Fashion and Textiles at the Central Institute of Technology in 2006, Garth took a leap of faith and made the move to London, an opportunity to work alongside the best. Cook interned under the tutelage of designers Marios Schwab and Husam el Odeh. In addition immersing himself in every possible aspect of the industry; assisting at London Fashion Week and studying at the London College of Fashion.
Garth Cook’s designs are the perfect merging of soft femininity and defined contemporary edge. Distinguished by his use of high quality, luxe fabrics in the creation of his masterfully constructed designs. Cook’s focus on beautiful form and finish has lead Vogue Australia to describe his work as striking an ‘unusual balance between opulence and wearability’.
Showing multiple times at Rosemount Australia Fashion Week and L’Oreal Fashion Festival and receiving numerous accolades including the ‘Absolut Emerging Designer’ award, it’s no surprise industry heavyweights have taken notice, with both Oyster and Culture Magazine naming Cook as the ‘Designer to Watch’.