Martine Rose (born November 24, 1980) is a British-Jamaican menswear designer and founder of the Martine Rose label. Her designs draw inspiration from her experiences and interest in the rave, hip-hop, and punk subcultures.
Who Are Martine Rose’s Parents?
Rose was born in Croydon, South London in 1980; her family is British and Jamaican. Rose’s mother was a nurse and her father was an accountant so she spent much of her time Tooting with her grandmother and her cousins.
After a year at Camberwell College of Arts, she enrolled at Middlesex University and graduated in 2002 with a degree in fashion design.
Rose first started a label LMNOP with now-stylist Tamara Rothstein, a friend, and frequent collaborator. The line folded in 2005. In 2007 she established her eponymous label focused on menswear.
Since its inception, Rose has been known for showing her collections in non-traditional spaces, including a street market, a community climbing gym, and a cul-de-sac in Camden, London .