Thursday, 12 August 2010

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Friday, 2 July 2010

Canvas Magazine: Corrie and Cooperative

A lovely article about Corrie Williamson from Canvas Magazine. Click here to see the full article and images of Corries work.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Yet more lovely Kate Nash at Glastonbury, this time papped by wearing Christoph Broich for Cooperative Designs.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Cooperative on the Glastonbury Stage

Kate Nash wearing the dress we made for her on stage at Glastonbury this year. Thanks to Claudine for these lovely images. xx

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Grazia: new press

Our black and white striped denim bag, and our custom woven jacket in this weeks Grazia, styled by Imogene Barron.
This jacket was painstakingly hand woven for us by Juliet Hulme, of Dash and Miller, bespoke weavers. It is absolutely one of our favourite pieces.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

more Corrie Williamson

The ever lovely Susie Bubble rocking out Corries gorgeous Hinge necklace from S/S2010. Made from wood, perspex, rope and brass.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Italian Vogue

Our Maxi dress from A/W 2010 snapped by the Italian Vogue team.
Backstage photo of the maxi dress by Amy Gwatkin

Monday, 14 June 2010


Ok this is a piece of archive press from Dec 2008, our very first collection in fact. But i keep wearing this jumper, it is so light and comfortable, and of course i look exactly like this when wearing it. Don't worry, think we are going to reissue it next season so everyone can feel the love.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

French Grazia

New press. Corrie Williamson wood and perspex earrings for Cooperative Designs. Styled by Natalie Yuksel for French Grazia. Thanks Natalie! These earrings will be available from Kabiri from September. I've already pre-ordered mine.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

More Kate Nash

Kate looking extremely sweet in the dress we made for her in Heat Magazine.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Cooperative Designs Shop!!!

We will be launching our online shop very soon.... This is a sneak peek at the work in progress. We will be offering our most unique syles: show pieces, specially commissioned pieces, and a selection from our archives.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Anna Leader

This is another of our commissioned portraits, this time a still life featuring a Coop knit, and bag by Pavel Ivancic, photographed by Anna Leader. Anna recently took part in an incredible exhibition, You, Me and Everybody else at the Print Space on Kingsland Road. For more of Annas work please see here

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Corrie Williamson Jewellery

Corrie Williamson has been creating incredible jewellery for us since 2007. Stockists to have picked her up include Browns Focus and Kabiri. She has recently launched her own line of jewellery and is taking part in the upcoming London Jewellery Week.
Corrie Williamson jewellery for Cooperative Designs
available here
Portrait of Corrie by Amy Gwatkin.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Alex Cunningham

Chess Cake pieces by Lily Vanilli
Chess Set designed by Alex Cunningham
Portrait of Alex Cunningham, the multi talented stylist and set designer, wearing our Grid Jumper. This is another portrait from our commissioned A/W 2010 series.
She also created the set for our S/S 2010 presentation in September: a giant Bauhaus chess set, see above.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Susie is Bubbling

Lovely Susie rocking out our denim crochet legwarmers from SS10. Unfortunately these were showpieces, so Susie owns the only pair...... We are currently working on some exciting plans to make such crazy pieces available, so please stay tuned........

Friday, 21 May 2010

More Hussein Chalayan

We were asked by Hussein to collaborate on some knitwear for his A/W09 collection. These were the resulting pieces.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010


This is one of the portraits we commissioned for our February presentation. Its a self portrait by Gillian Wilkins, long time Coop supporter, and fashion assistant at Vogue. She is wearing our Dasha dress from A/W2010.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Eureka Night at the Design Museum

Last year we were asked by Let Them Eat Cake to contribute to an exhibition at the Design Museum to accompany the Hussein Chalayan exhibition. A video showcasing the contributing designers work was projected at the event and now has been nominated in the running for Creative Heads, which will debut in Cannes. Here is a screen shot of our "Scarf Wedding Dress" worn with Fred Butler accessories. See the full video here

Dazed and Confused Japan

Our crochet scarf from SS09 by the dream team: photography by Amy Gwatkin and styling by Elizabeth Cardwell. Nice to see Coop on boys.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Da Londra Con Amore

This was an article about our Stefanel 50 collection in Italian Vanity Fair

Thursday, 13 May 2010

The Endless Garment, The New Craft of Machine Knitting

We were asked to contribute work for this exhibition in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some photos of our space. Love the last picture, we were put next to Walter Van Beirendonck.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Kate Nash looking great in the skeleton jumpsuit she commissioned us to make for her.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

WAD magazine

coverage of our A/W 2010 presentation

more Frock Me

Gemma Cairney talking us through her Cooperative Designs wardrobe in behind-the-scenes footage from T4s Frock Me.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Vice style

Our yellow knitted cotton bra in a shoot for Vice Style.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Teen Vogue

We went to New York last year. We decided to visit Teen Vogue and were welcomed by the ridiculously lovely Gloria Baum, fashion editor, who grabbed our wrists and told us she was our biggest fan. She showed us this shoot of our vest top she was including in the magazine. Still loving it.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

more Atalanta Weller

The beautiful Atalanta Weller wearing Cooperative Designs A/W2010 long striped dress at the Hervia Bazaar launch in Manchester


This is an illustration from A/W2010. We printed it on canvas bags for the presentation in February.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Human Alphabet

This is the human cooperative designs we created for SS09, with the styling assistance of Elizabeth Cardwell and photographed by Amy Gwatkin.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


this was our jacquard design based on Gunta Stolzs 5 Chord weave. We used the final fabric in the Spring Summer 2010 collection.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Palais de Toyko

This was part of the display of our capsule collection for the Inaugural Woolmark Award, exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo way back in June 2008.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Nylon May 2010

Kate Nash rocking our Bauhaus T-Shirt dress from S/S09 in Nylon Magazine.