Born and raised in Belgium, Tim Coppens graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. He has worked with various luxury and sports-performance brands as Adidas and Ralph Lauren before founding his own label ‘Tim Coppens’ in 2011. His Spring/Summer collection of 2015 marks the first full expansion of Tim Coppens into womenswear.
His collections are defined as athletic luxury portrayed with elegance and sophistication. Craftsmanship is blended with innovation. The energy of the city, street culture, as well as a pulse that feels the present and the future are sources of inspiration. Since his first season, Tim Coppens has received strong support and praise from both retailers and press. Women’s Wear Daily selected him as part of the ‘10 of Tomorrow’ Rising Stars. Barneys New York immediately ordered his first collection and international retailers followed, including Dover Street Market, Isetan, Club 21, Harvey Nichols UK, Mr. Porter and Lane Crawford.
In 2012 he received the ‘Ecco Domani’ Award for ‘Best New Menswear Designer’. The following year he was awarded the Fashion Group ‘International Rising Star of the Year’. Most recently Coppens was a top 10 finalist for the LVMH Prize and the 2014 winner of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear. He is one of the 2015 Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund Award nominees for ‘Menswear Designer of the Year’.