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4.05.2016

Tim Coppens

Last season found Tim Coppens in a relatively somber and straitlaced mood. This time out, the designer loosened up. Way up. You wouldn't necessarily call his latest a "frothy" collection -the tone was, per usual for him, a touch astringent for that- but as he conjured the look and attitude of aimless youth hanging out poolside, he did offer up more than a little joie de vivre. Much of the credit went to his color palette here, with its electric jolts of yellow, coral, and an especially nice not-quite-aqueous blue. There was also a certain loopy appeal to his marbled jacquards and globular raised prints -novelty looks that somewhat overshadowed items of a more durable excellence, such as the navy track pants in supersoft washed suede, or the buttery brown leather pullover shaped, more or less, like an old-school Patagonia fleece. That leather "fleece" clued you in to the collection's debt to mid-Nineties style. But there was no doubt about that anyway, given Tim Coppens' entirely proper emphasis on his terrific, new skater-y pant, a baggy, slightly cropped silhouette cinched at the waist with a drawstring. Guys will snap up that style -and, speaking for the fairer sex, for whom Mr Coppens began designing last season- so will girls. Ladies like to loiter poolside, too.

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