Celebrated celebrity fashion stylist, editor and creative director Patrick T. Cooper, boasting clients such as CNN, Bravo, Fox, BET, Academy Awards, Grammys. Nike, Sean John, Anne Barge Aetelier and Coca-Cola has just launched his resort swimwear collection, Jungle Fruit. A collection inspired by vintage Hollywood glamour with a modern twist, celebrating luxury and accentuating the femininity of the affluent hard working woman in each piece. We caught up with him to talk about his new collection,inspiration behind the line and more. For more info,visit www.patricktcooper.com.What was the inspiration behind the swimwear collection?My inspiration behind the development of the swimwear collection was to create a brand that will empower women to embrace their beauty at any size. All women are beautiful and when they travel to their next resort excursion, poolside in their backyard, or along the beach line of the Mediterranean I want them to be inspired to LIVE IN COLOR. Simply put to live in color is to be your most fabulous self and enjoy life to the fullest. The inspiration behind this Spring Summer 2013 [collection] titled Jungle Fruit is my celebration of the naturally sexy spirit of the jungle. Jungle is my selection of exotic fabrications and pairing it with the fruit which is the female silhouette that will wear the collection.Further To me there is nothing more elegant than a women wearing a bathing suit and the sweetness is when her execution is flawless and effortless.Why did you create a swimwear line versus regular everyday garments?I am fanatic of a proper fit and great tailoring. Having working in ready to wear and bridal gown design, I feel I have an excellent understanding of how garments should fit the body. With my experience in bridal gown design I saw the importance and pressure that brides felt in the planning of their big day. I take from these experiences and in this new venture I wanted to create a brand that would allow women to feel comfortable in Patrick T Cooper. Furthermore, I enjoy the energy beach excursions illuminate in the human spirit. Personally there is nothing more exciting than being on the beach, it is an instant recharge. Being near the ocean or laying poolside is fun and creating a collection around fun and color is why I ventured into swimwear.What type of woman wears your pieces?The woman that wears the Patrick T Cooper Resort Collection is a global citizen. She is an executive professional or entrepreneur that lives life to the fullest. The women that wears the collection is involved in the philanthropic community, an avid reader and is a champion of humanity.Was it hard designing a collection?
I believe the hardest part of developing your own collection is defining your boundaries of which pieces of the collection will go to production. I love to create and share my creative vision with the world is something that I am humbled by each an everyday. I am living my dreamWhat’s next for your brand?I am excited about the brand. I am currently working on Spring /Summer 2014. I want to grow the Patrick T Cooper Resort Collection with an emphasis on timeless fashion design and elegance. In the future, we will offer a wider array of products and accessories to accompany the consumer while they live in luxury.Check out more from the collection: