Trelise will often look to strong female characters who themselves have surpassed a certain era or time to leave their mark. Women with courage and confidence in their own thoughts, a quirkiness of character and often a hint of rebellion. Inspirational figures from Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe to Frida Khalo have featured within her ranges and bring with them a strong sense of style as well as female empowerment.
These influences, along with touches of inspiration from movies, museums, history books and vintage clothes inspire Trelise and her long-standing design team in the continual search for their next muse. Scouring the globe from Tokyo to New York to Paris to India enables them to source the most exquisite fabrics and find inspiration in the wonderment and beauty of different cultures. By approaching design with an adventurous spirit and an inclusive world view, Trelise Cooper surpasses cultures, borders and creeds to inspire women the world over through the art of fashion.
So who is the Trelise Cooper woman? Or can she be summed up at all? “She’s not afraid to show her personality,” explains Trelise. “She’s unconventional. She has a sense of humour. She’s quirky. She’s a risk taker and has the courage to express herself. She’s not trying to conform to the look of the season. She’s brave. She is sexy. She is vulnerable at heart but strong when she needs to be.”
Trelise Cooper – giving women the freedom to engage with fashion without being dictated by it.