Dame Trelise Cooper

Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Our keynote speaker 16 April 2014

Dame TreliseDame Trelise Cooper is one of New Zealand's most successful and internationally accomplished fashion designers. She believes fashion is The Theatre of Dreams and celebrating all that it means to be a woman is at the forefront of her renowned, highly elaborate, and spectacular fashion.

Starting her business in 1985, Trelise’s natural sense of beauty and design has established her brands presence on the international fashion stage. With ten flagship boutiques worldwide plus over two hundred stockists across America, Middle East and Australasia. The Trelise Cooper style is born out of the adventurous New Zealand spirit and embraces the quirkiness and originality that comes with living at the edge of the world.

Trelise Cooper’s four labels are adored by women across the world, including high profile international celebrities and pop stars. The power of the brand has also translated into three luxurious brand extensions –Trelise Cooper Home, Trelise Cooper Jewellery and signature Fragrance ‘Trelise’.

Empathetic, creative and passionate, Trelise Cooper is well known and respected for her philanthropy and sponsoring of both charitable and ideological causes in New Zealand and abroad. She is the Patron of the Breast Cancer Research Trust and Auckland’s Returned Services Association for War Veterans. Her good works have also been rewarded by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004, and appointed a Dame in 2014 for services to fashion and the community.


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