Model and Fashion Designer: Brooke Robertson

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Collection in three words: Light. Feminine. Resort.

Instagram: @brooke_creates__

Brooke Robertson is not only our model for this issue but also designed all the clothing. Robertson is a recent college graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. For her college senior project, she set out to design a collection that was powerful and feminine like some of the most important women in her life—her mother and grandmother. 

In her collection, air d’été, Robertson pulls inspiration from her mother’s bridesmaid dresses and her grandmother’s beautiful, vintage French vase with a woman’s profile. She describes the collection as light, feminine, resort wear. “I have always loved when designers would come out with their couture resort collections, especially the Australia-based brand, Zimmermann,” she says. So Robertson created her own resort wear collection in which she experimented with fabric dyeing and manipulation techniques. She hopes people will notice the small accent details and the cohesiveness of each look. Robertson says she has become interested in textiles. “I love learning fabric techniques and different pattern/print designs,” she says. “I also absolutely loved learning how to design knitwear.”

VENUE FASHION SUMMER 2021

LOCATION: PeterLoon

CLOTHING: Brooke Robertson (Senior Thesis - Resort Collection)

MODEL: Brooke Robertson

PHOTOGRAPHY: Chandra Venkataramani Tack Sharp Studios

HAIR & MAKEUP: Laurynn Kraemer

CREATIVE DIRECTION: Kim Wanamaker 

 

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AIR D’ ÉTÉ

“Summer Air” Collection

  

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 AIR D’ ÉTÉ

“Summer Air” Collection

Asymmrytical sleeved blouse, with ccuffed linen trousers

 

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AIR D’ ÉTÉ

“Summer Air” Collection

White linen bustier crop top with cuff godet sleeves and linen eyelet maxi skirt

 

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AIR D’ ÉTÉ

“Summer Air” Collection

Linen bustier top with eyelet wrap midi skirt

  

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AIR D’ ÉTÉ

“Summer Air” Collection

Natural blush tiered dress