Tim Coppens - 2012
Tim Coppens was born in Belgium and graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. After graduating, he moved to Munich to design for Bogner. In 2004 he joined the Adidas headquarters in Germany to lead the conceptual development of their high-end men’s performance. Coppens moved to New York in 2008 when Ralph Lauren recruited him as design director for RLX, which he helped transform into one of the most fashion forward concept brands within the line. The Tim Coppens menswear line was launched in 2011 and can be characterized by graphic tailoring woven into classic pieces. He elegantly fuses functionality, derived from his technical-inspired background, within his designer pieces. The first fall 2011 collection was immediately picked up by Barneys. His Belgian training as a classic fashion designer, and his exposure to the most innovative technical apparel make a unique combination that forms the foundation of Tim Coppens.