About Dana Cooper

Welcome to my online store! Everything here is island inspired: It starts with an idea and a sketch, what artists and designers have been doing for centuries along with leaps in electronic technology, dive in and enjoy, I hope you feel the same ilsand bliss I am inspired by!

Founder story:

Dana Cooper, designer, illustrator and owner of Dana Cooper Bermuda was born and raised in Bermuda. She spent a large part of her childhood outdoors especially on the water with her family and father who was an Olympic sailor. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Parsons School of Design and studied at The National Academy of Design in New York City, where she apprenticed under George Nama and won the Edward Mooney award.

After University Dana became an Art Director and designer for magazines and newspapers in the U.S, China and Bermuda; W Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The Week, Talk Magazine, Wall Street Journal, The New York Sun, The Washington Post and Citi Edition, the first foreign licensed magazine in Beijing, China, Conde Nast Publications and The RG Magazine in Bermuda, where she received an award for editorial design from The New York Society of Publication Design. Her illustrations have been published by The Washington Post, Chronicle Books, Workman Publishing, Barnes & Noble Books in the U.S and L’Express Magazine in France. She has authored and illustrated children’s books; My Bermuda ABC (1991), My Bermuda 123, (1994) and Pedro N Pip, (2016). Ms. Cooper’s professional journey landed her in Beijing China for eighteen months. While working there as the Art Director for Citi Edition, the first U.S. foreign licensed publication in China, she was introduced to the textile industry in Bali, Indonesia. Weaving her professional experience, travel and inspiration from her homeland, she founded her private fashion label Dana Cooper in 2006.

Brand story:

Dana Cooper resort wear started with one beach sarong featuring the Bermuda Bay Grape leaf that grows on a strong, colourful tree found along the seashores of Bermuda. The little brand grew to encompass bold prints on luxurious high performance sportswear fabrics, a collaboration with Glamourpuss NYC.,accessories and illustrated books and various published items. It has been featured in VOGUE (U.S) and carried in stores along Madison Avenue in NYC, Saks 5th Avenue as well as stores in Bermuda; A.S.Cooper’s, Calypso and others throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean such as the The Ritz Carlton in Montego Bay, Jamaica, The Four Seasons, C’Orrico and The Skinny Dip in Palm Beach.
The brand was a licensee for 34th The America’s Cup..

Whether on the beach or under the moonlit sky at night, Dana Cooper’s designs deliver you to turquoise island waters, cool breezes and the joy of spring and summer. Wrap yourself in this summer style collection of versatile sporty tops, swim wear (SPF+50 sun protection), kaftans and scarves, chic for any occasion.

The luxurious colours, bold prints on high performance sportswear fabrics and charmingly illustrated children’s books are what you see here today.

  • Model with Dana Cooper's Blue Dress
  • Reef Runner Hot Pink
  • Female model wearing Dana Cooper's Green Summer dress and seeing sideways

Our Awards

Society of Publication Design, NY,. NY
Society of Publication Design, NY,. NY

Society of Publication Design, NY,. NY

Merit Award for Spring Fashion in Royal Gazette Magazine

Edward Mooney Award, National Academy of Design, NY,.NY.
Edward Mooney Award, National Academy of Design, NY,.NY.

Edward Mooney Award, National Academy of Design, NY,.NY.

For limited edition of etchings created for Bermuda ABC book