Thursday, August 20, 2009

#754 Jasper Cooper - the first son of NZ fashion a model?


All Images /The Fashionisto

I'm fairly certain the good looking young guy in the photo above is Jasper Cooper (on the left). For those of you who don't know, Jasper is the son of designer Trelise Cooper and former fabric mogul Jack Cooper (Cooper Watkinson Textiles). He's also stupidly intelligent. When I was in third year at Auckland University I was in a Classics paper with Jasper. He was 17 at the time and in year 13 at Senior College - ie. still a high school student. The bastard came top of the class. After school he went to Melbourne to study law, where - by all reports - he topped the university, then onto the Sorbonne in Paris to study politics. In just under a year he mastered French, then decided to go to Berlin to further his education. He's been there about six months now and I've heard he speaks fluent German. Did I mention he's also a talented photographer? He regularly shoots for NZ-started international street style blog Turned Out. And he's the only New Zealander who made it onto the pages of Scott Schumann's book The Sartorialist. No doubt he'll be the first New Zealand leader of the EU within the next, I don't know, 12 months?

These shots are from Berlin based label A.D.Deertz. I'll be keeping a closer eye on Jasper from now on.







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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is indeed jasper...he is doing amazingly well and very intelligent. but the best thing about jasper is that when he asks you how you are doing he is truly interested and genuinely complimentary-never putting his endeavours above your own...amazing

Anonymous said...

Re: above comment, he is like his mother in that respect

Anonymous said...

amazing guy. deserves all credit he gets.

charlotte said...

oh, wow ... what an inspiration, seriously! god he sounds great!

Leonie said...

God he sounds great, Charlotte. Don't you mean great, he sounds like God?

JenniS said...

OO yeah great story.

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Simon Hoffmann said...

the first son of nz fashion? you consider Trelise Cooper the President of NZ fashion? hmm... FAIL..

Anonymous said...

Im obsessed!!! What an inspiring young man.

Mary said...

His father, Jack Cooper, is the kindest man on the planet.

Bazzauk said...

Jack, Wendy, Louise (haha) or who? Just who are the sockpuppets writing comments here?