Born in Belfast and based in East London, Tara Hakin is a fashion designer whose mission to celebrate and embolden the wearer’s body stems from her relentless experimentation, which assesses influences from subcultures and fashion iconography against a framework of women’s empowerment.
About the designer
Articulating her designs through an array of signature elements including expressive reds, bold prints, as well as sensuous wet-looks and intuitive drapes in asymmetric silhouettes, Hakin’s approach realises garments which walk the line between clothing and costume design.
This in turn yields fulfilling exhibits of Hakin’s conviction to prioritise the garment’s material encounter over its digital representation. Simultaneously, it subverts traditional imaginations of the female form to create striking, sculptural pieces. Hakin’s pieces have been seen on artists at the forefront of pop culture, including Kourtney Kardashian & Jorja Smith amongst others.
Tara Hakin is currently working collaboratively with musicians and creatives across disciplines while also conceiving her next collection.Hakin’s graduate collection ‘Asphyxiation’ engages sculpturally with an extensively diverse body of photographic research, citing key influences from photographers Daido Moriyama, Kazumi Kurigami and Hans Feurer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Deliveries & Returns
Please check the product page on each of the garments for lead times on each piece. If you need a garment for a specific detail please query on email.
Pieces are available on a limited basis in XS-XXL.
Sizes after this can be arranged via email.
Pieces are in stock based on the demand that the studio can
deal with, when demand has reached pieces will be displayed
out of stock.
Can custom changes to the silhouette & colour of a garment be made?
Yes, usually in most cases. To query a custom
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Garment Loans For Press & Shoots.
It is often best advised to purchase an item if you have a press event you want to wear to, I do not hold many press samples of pieces currently available.
To query loans please email tarahakinstudio.com.
Garment after care
For delicate mesh pieces & lycra, it is advised to wash on cold or on a delicate wash, alternatively hand wash.
For silk garment it is advised to dry clean.
For leather garments it is advised to take to a dry cleaner that
specialises in leather garment care.
Any other Garment care queries please email