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Trelise Cooper’s painted inspiration

Fashion designer Trelise Cooper’s newest season has featured designs sourced from an unusual source of inspiration – a popular autistic painter.

Fashion designer Trelise Cooper’s newest season has featured designs sourced from an unusual source of inspiration – a popular autistic painter.

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The high-fashion gowns feature designs from the top emerging Chinese painter, who was diagnosed with Autism at age three, and his incredible works of art.

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A Trelise Cooper gown with the painting featured behind

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Cooper, who shares a long time personal relationship with the artist known as BCY (Bi Changyu), is known for her glamorous clothing line and unique collections.

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Select proceeds will go to the Children with Autism Foundation – this opportunity has in no way been handed to the artist, who has worked on previous projects with the designer.

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The gowns blur the lines between fashion and art – as the dresses seen on the runway are a mixture of each.

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The Theatre of Fashion, which runs for four nights in the late of June, shows the latest Summer collection by the designer. A collaboration of brands which ensures Coopers message is translated through the show and its success.

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Several gowns were based of BCY’s work, with other art of his available for a raffle draw – to which all proceeds went to the charity.

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Trelise Cooper has seen growth already in 2017, with a new flagship store opened in Wellington, and more than one runway show drawing in crowds from all over New Zealand.

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