For his spring 2014 collection, Belgian designer Tim Coppens was inspired by 1970s race car drivers. Looking to the racing suit as the starting point for the collection, Coppens pays homage with a series of functional silhouettes in luxe materials.
With the biker theme in mind, Coppens mixed slim and fitted silhouettes with geometric color blocking elements and leathered panelling details.The collection was filled with bold textile combos like panels that looked resembled cork, suiting fabrics, and metal mesh. The use of leather gave an extra kick to relaxed pieces like a silver zip-up jacket patched across the shoulders with an antiqued camel hide. Metal-inspired fabrics, used for everything from athletic shorts to geometric details, had a space-age vibe.
Keeping with the theme models walked with utilitarian backpack accessories and oversized motorcycle helmets in hand that tied each look together.
The leather panels applied to parkas, baseball jackets and crew neck sweaters, neoprene shorts worked well. The boilers suits in long and short lengths would look great on a woman’s body. I can’t image your average Joe wearing the onesie but a confident man like Russell Westbrock, who’s sat front row, could definitely pull it off.
For this collection, Coppens decided to experiment with women’s wear presenting a series of sporty skirts paired with structured sweatshirt-style tops, geometric little tech dresses with zip pockets, and a bomber with bold, flattering panels in leather and gold. I thought the few pieces he presented were very chic active women's wear that would work on any body type
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