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Dana Cooper's illustrations and designs have been featured in publications around the world in the U.S., China and Bermuda. Including VOGUE, The Royal Gazette, The Bermudian, and many more. Dana Cooper Bermuda's fashion collection has been carried by numerous stores and hotels such as SAKS 5th Avenue in NY, The Ritz in Jamaica and Palm Beach, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Skinny Dip and C'Orrcio in Palm Beach, stores in Bermuda, Anguilla, Elisha Daniels at Mandarin Boston and many others. The brand was an official licensee for The America’s Cup.

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    British VOGUE

    Condé Nast Publications
    September 2023 print & online edition.

    I am so excited to be recommended by British VOGUE magazine for their September 2023 issue, over the moon actually because it represents a significant validation and recognition of my art and design and years of hard work in creating it all! Vogue is a prestigious and influential publication in the fashion and lifestyle industry, known for its discerning taste and ability to spot trends and emerging talent. I am over the moon and so thrilled about this exposure and look forward to continuing to design and create more art and design for the future, in every way possible! Thank you British VOGUE! My island inspired brand started with one idea, a beach sarong and one motif and one thing I knew a lot about, growing up on an island, a British one called Bermuda. I drew inspiration from the natural surroundings, with the sea as a constant companion, providing endless opportunities for exploration, water activities, and a deep appreciation for nature. All of my art and design is inspired by this. That one item blossomed into a r...

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  • Dana in Island Allspice Cashmere Scarf

    The Royal Gazette

    Designer Dana Cooper adds a luxury winter scarf to her line-up.

    By Jessie Moniz Hardy, Dec 15, 2022

    Dana Cooper is a Bermudian designer best known for beachwear.

    But this month, as the temperature plummeted into the chilly 50s, she has launched a line of items to keep you warm — luxury cashmere scarves.

    “My new line of scarves are 100 per cent Scottish cashmere,” Ms Cooper said. “This is something I have been wanting to do. They come in a bouquet of island colours, as well as black.”
    She thought the scarf line would be good for Bermuda because it does get chilly in winter, and it is also nice to have something warm to travel with, if you are going overseas.

    “I really wanted to make something to complement my line, which is mostly resort wear and beachwear,” she said. “I wanted to create an accessory for the fall and winter.”

    She already has a line of colourful chiffon scarves.

    Now, these are made from a cashmere that is lightweight enough for Bermuda winter temperatures, but still warm enough for snowy climes.

    “It will work in the city, in the country or on th...

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Dana makes men’s shorts more fun and inclusive

The Royal Gazette

By Jessie Moniz Hardy, Aug 14, 2021

Dana Cooper of Dana Cooper Design has just launched a new capsule collection of inclusive shorts (Photograph by Jessie Moniz Hardy)

But one leg at time can be a real challenge when you have a mobility issue, or need to be somewhere in a hurry.

Bermudian fashion designer Dana Cooper started thinking about this last year, when her athlete friend broke his leg.

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But he couldn’t get the pant leg on. We couldn’t find anything in the stores, or online that was appropriate, or in his style.”So she helped him cut up his clothing so that he could wear some of his favourite outfits. A lightbulb went off in her mind.

26 Things With Dana Cooper / The Bermudian Magazine

February 6th, 2019

Dana Cooper has been a designer, illustrator and fashion print designer globally for nearly three decades. She graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York and has her own Bermuda-inspired resort wear line, as well as her best-selling Bermuda children’s books.

She had a pop-up boutique at The Coral Beach Club last summer and was an official licensee for America’s Cup in 2017.

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She is an art aficionado, loves going to the beach, jogging early in the morning, sailing and swimming in the beautiful waters of Bermuda and spending time with friends and family.

THE 35th AMERICA'S CUP presented by Louis Vuitton in Bermuda

The Royal Gazette

Collection inspired by our sailing heritage.
January 21st, 2017

Dana Cooper, a fashion and graphic designer, is the daughter of Kirk Cooper, who competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Games for Bermuda, and was an international juror at the 1983 America's Cup.

Ms Cooper has been producing Bermuda-inspired beachwear and accessories for many years under the label that carries her name.

She most recently showed another collection in the Bermuda Fashion Collective at the Bermuda Society of Arts in November

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The inspiration behind the 13 designs selected by the America's Cup merchandising director came from her time on the water. “I grew up sailing and I know what sailing means to Bermuda.


By Genevieve Bahrenburg, June 15, 2010

We designed it as a warm weather alternative to our original frr funnel, "says designer Gigi Mortimer of the brilliantly printed beach poncho that we will no doubt see brightening up beaches from Nantucket to Newport, Bridgehampton to Biarritz, this summer.

"It's inspired by casual island living and is brightly colored and easy for anyone to wear beachside or paired with white jeans to go out at night."

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Mortimer, who earned her design stripes creating accessories for Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren, teamed up with PR exec Courtney Moss to launch their fashion line, Glamourpuss NYC, last year, and the creation of the poncho with its adjustable length and long sleeves, quickly followed. To design its flamboyant prints, Mortimer tapped the talents of her girlhood friend Dana Cooper.

I have always admired Dana's art of its whimsical Bermudian colors and the way she captures that carefree spirit," says Mortimer.

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