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March 15, 2012

A Closer Look at Coppens

I went for a re-see of Tim Coppens‘ Fall 2012 collection and gained a keener appreciation for the designer’s creations.  The Belgian-born and Antwerp-educated New York designer brought forth pieces that were versatile, masculine, and innovatively tech-luxe.  The detailing on the pieces was obsessive, and the materials sumputuous; my hands had so much fun.

leather and zip detail on a Tim Coppens F/W 2012 sweater

Fall 2012 was inspired by the stylized aesthetic and energy of the film ‘Drive’, as well as ice hockey and racing uniforms, and the designer expertly brought this brash handsomeness to life in beautiful, wearable men’s clothing.

Performance-inspired styling pieces at the show were reminiscent of kidney protectors and boxing hand-wraps.

One of my favorite pieces is this bomber jacket in dark coffee brown shearling.  It feels amazing to touch, and the patchwork effect of attaching pieces of the skin in opposing grains, as well as the silver zippers and ribbed cuffs, make it modern and upbeat.

Tim Coppens fur jacket

The ivory lambskin pants were infinitely more succulent in person and the beaver jacket was a dream to touch.

I also did get to view one of Coppens’ most emblematic pieces: the Persian rug jacket from Spring 2012.  The colors were resplendent, and the texture elegantly disheveled.

Tim Coppens Spring 2012 Persian rug jacket

A surge of enthusiasm now surrounds this designer who brings the hope of Belgian progressiveness to New York’s fatigued menswear scene.  Buyers already seem to adore Coppens with the same ardor the press has for him.  My eyes will be watching to see how this story pans out, and my hands look forward to touching more of his textural treasures.

8 Comments

  • Aldous Wright
    March 16th, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Shearling jacket is just gorgeous.

  • Danny
    March 16th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Those lambskin pants are awesome!

  • Peter M.
    March 16th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I love the leather and zip detail.

  • Patrick Wilson
    March 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am

    The Persian rug jacket is just wonderful!

  • Joseph
    March 18th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I love that persian rug jacket – i want it so bad!

  • Iris & Daniel
    March 18th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    So good! Love the lengthened arms with the hand wraps and those really thick fabrics.

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  • Renan
    March 24th, 2012 at 7:19 am

    That harness is so sexy.


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