Forget about reading all the latest trends coming out of Paris Fashion Week.
Famous Myer designer, Wayne Cooper, is coming to Parramatta to talk about this season’s hottest designs and trends.
The designer will be hosting a Myer Fashion Workshop showcasing looks from his Wayne by Wayne Cooper and Brave by Wayne Cooper ranges on Friday at 12.30pm on centre stage at Westfield Parramatta.
Cooper said his latest line, Acquarelle 2014, which will be showcased at the event, included a number of different styles, shapes and prints.
‘‘In prints we have a lot of monochromatic—a lot of black and whites,’’ Cooper said.
‘‘That is pretty much the biggest trend.
‘‘We will have monochromatic prints which are solid black and white, and colour block black and white.
‘‘We will have geometric and stripe prints.
‘‘We will have some bright summer florals.
‘‘It will be somewhat race inspired.
‘‘At the moment everyone is gearing up for the races.’’
Cooper said he creates his designs from a confined and quiet studio.
‘‘I have my own design studio with nobody in it,’’ he said.
‘‘If you ask lots of questions, you ask all the people before doing it.
‘‘I do it on my own and then I tell people what I’m doing and how I’m making it.
‘‘I look at my prints, look at my colours and look at last season, and see what works, what didn’t work and freshen it up.’’
Cooper said he researched his customers’ tastes, desires, wants and needs to keep his designs fresh and ahead of rival designers.
‘‘Fashion is moving all the time,’’ he said.
‘‘You can keep reinventing a dress over and over again but you need to do something different.
‘‘The fabrics keep changing, the prints keep changing and you want to try something new.
‘‘You don’t want to do the same thing.
‘‘You want to keep people interested.
‘‘You could read the movement in fashion and see what girls want next, but you’ve got to take your customers where they need to go.’’