Birds of a Feather

04.04.2011

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Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens Collection

Christophe Coppens adds nuance to the role of the traditional milliner. The Belgian designer of hats, accessories and apparel prides himself on creating classic looks with unique flair. “Bring out what is already there, don’t disguise,” he says of the ideal hat. “(It) has the personality of the one who wears. It has to make the person pretty and confident. It has to be technically perfect and if possible innovative.”

He counts the Belgian Royal Family among his clients. “The design is same as for every woman, only you have certain codes you need to respect,” he says of designing for monarchs. “It is a matter of balance. It is a serving role. You try to understand the balance between fashion and the public role they have.”

Lately, his themes have been tied to the animal kingdom, including brightly colored bird inspired work for his fall 2010 collection and a zoo motif for spring 2011. The idea was to take over the best qualities of birds, the safety of their nest, their beauty, their freedom.” He recently launched the new line CC for JBC, a mainstream collection with accessories for women, men and children distributed in 113 shops in Belgium. (Christophe Coppens)

  • http://www.facebook.com/cbleeuwenhoek CB Leeuwenhoek

    Was his work used in the “On to the Next One” video?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabrielaganem Gabriela Ganem

    Amazing!

  • Anonymous

    WoW

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_USW6EKBK6C5B5GEHW3UGOOH25M Justin Chaitoo

    THIS IS A ART THAT SHOW A REAL SIDE TO LIFE IS AMAZING THIS WHAT I SEE

  • Anonymous

    On to the next one so at least there would be some variety when it comes to showcasing this designers talent in the hat making business because this one has no personality alone. It needs to be paired with a high fashion outfit probably something from @Nicole Miller to be more effective. A leather cloak comes to mind with some deep purple pumps and @Naomi Campbell high fashion make up with lots of color. I’m imaging a backdrop of the sky with purple laced clouds and me being able to enjoy the view all dressed and ready for whatever is next.

  • runtunesdemolab.com

    interesting rag

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