Tim Coppens’ proper women’s collection is still in its infancy. Just a year after opening it for wholesale, he’s not up to a dedicated women’s runway show yet, and didn’t want to show women’s during the men’s season in New York over the summer, although he noted that his women’s line is still very much derived from the men’s.
That is not to say it is feminine — it’s not. Spring was for girls who want to project a boyish sport and workwear image. The proportions were adjusted but not to emphasize any womanly figure. The main look was triple-layered: a cropped boxy shirt over a longer tank or shirt and straight, wide pants. Fabrics were light but not fluid.
“I started looking at girls who I really like how they dress,” Coppens said. “They’re feminine on one side, but they have that street thing going on.” A boxy jacket was embroidered with a trippy mushroom and the word “Magik;” big knee-length shorts that were pleated down the back were a hybrid of a board short and a skort, but definitely falling on the XY side of things. It’s a cool look for women who don’t want to appear soft, or sparkly.
Coppens is part of the Swarovski Collective, wherein he has to use Swarovski materials on five looks. He chose colorful round beads to embroider on sweatshirts. They were matte, the lesser known embellishment from Swarovski.