Leading Garth Cook to graduate at the top of his class from the West Australian School of Art and Design in Fashion and Textiles in 2006 was a keen interest in design and architecture forged at a young age.
Fascinated with the construction of Parisian haute couture garments and the intricate details of skilled patternmaking, Garth took a leap of faith by moving to London in order to intern and work under the helm of designers Marios Schwab and Husam el Odeh.
During his three year stay in the fashion capital, the young designer immersed himself in the European fashion industry by not only training with such skilled creators, but also taking up the opportunity to assist at London Fashion Week, study at the London College of Fashion and attend the Premier Vision Textile Fair in Paris.
Describing his design ethos as ‘defined, clean, contemporary and forward’, Garth Cook has received several accolades since launching his eponymous label in 2009. Winning the ‘Absolut Emerging Designer’ award at Style Aid allowed the designer to utilise the $5000 cash prize towards the business development of the Garth Cook fashion label.