The dress is the ‘Frocktail Shaker’ -- a work in silk with four fringed belts done in soft gold cotton threads. Taking a cue from its name, it is indeed like a quenching built-up cocktail full of citrus curls and zests, topped with opaque lemon fizz.
The jacket is called ‘Kiss my Asp’. The pattern of reptile skin is done in leather, then overlaid and heat-set with a thin plastic skein. Here is a stunning replica of the fine textures and flashing iridescence of snake skin – both charming, and alarming.
The garments are from the summer collection of Cooper; a sub-collection of Trelise Cooper.
Cooper is a label dancing with the jazzy, the youthful, and the irreverent. It is a label of spirited collectables.