Tim Coppens Menswear Collection Spring 2013

Written by  Marv Valladares
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Tim Coppens is someone to watch. Since launching on the New York runways three seasons ago, he’s been scooped up by Barneys (where his clothes reportedly fly off the shelves), Isetan, and Dover Street Market. His look is stringent, which is not to say austere. He favors hard lines, zippers, and high necks—buttoned up to the hilt, even for Spring—in fine, occasionally unexpected materials, like rubberized napa, quilted leather, and sateen twill, offset with nylon and poplin. Sport is never far from the equation (he’s making some seriously desirable track pants), and neither is uniform, particularly military uniform. This season, he explained, he’d been thinking of fighter pilots, with their “certain glamour.” He’s built his house, in part, on the strength of his bomber jackets, the flyboy standard, and these reappeared, with their contrast sleeves and gleaming zips, on the runway today. (The utility belts: pilots’ parachutes.) Read the rest at style.com.

Tim Coppens Menswear Collection Spring 2013 below.