waynecooper_charged.jpgHe has always been a bit of a cheeky devil, but it seems that Australian designer, Wayne Cooper, has got himself into a real pickle. The British-born designer will soon plead not guilty to charges of domestic assault. Cooper, who grew up in London's East End, was arrested last Friday after police were called to attend a dispute involving a woman at his home in Sydney.

Following a brief court appearance this morning, he told reporters: "I love my wife and children very much and I miss them so much, and I just want to clear this matter up as soon as possible."

Cooper moved from London to Australia in 1985, where he joined a successful fashion partnership in Sydney. In 1996, he launched his label BRAVE, in addition to his mainline WAYNE COOPER. His secondary line, WAYNE, debuted in 2002 to replace BRAVE.

He has enjoyed a decade of success at the helm of Australian designer fashion, including annual shows at Australian Fashion Week, featuring top models such as Amber Valletta, Linda Evangelista, Alek Wek, and Eva Herzigova.

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