Tim Coppens presented a Spring 2013 collection of streamlined, masterfully detailed pieces—fresh and honestly beautiful things, the kind that stroke my sense of wonder about fashion. He continued his story of luxe-tech, this season inspired by the swagger of post-World War II fighter pilots and the early icons of Detroit’s techno music scene, enlivened with a note of optimism with the introduction of a 50′s to early 60′s modernist color palette and graphic design elements. In a city hampered by the economy, continually belaboring images of the past, he brought a sense of integrity with designs that are fresh and exciting and expertly executed; Coppens was a tough act to follow.
The colors were not accent colors, not full-on color, not dark, not pastel, not primaries. In fact, the show wasn’t about the color palette; the colors served only to expound on the harmonious design that made the clothes sing.
Says the color-averse dandy to this collection, “Color Me, Coppens.”
photographs by Sophia Callahan and Izzy Tuason