TIM COPPENS | NEW YORK FASHION WEEK | SPRING/SUMMER 2015 | ASSOCIATED PRESS

TIM COPPENS

Hair by Yannick d’Is

When asked about the inspiration behind the hair for Tim Coppen’s Spring/Summer 2015 show, lead hairstylist Yannick d’Is replied, “What we’re trying to communicate is a feeling.” D’Is wanted to create a sexy, youthful style for both male and female models that would make them look and feel as if they were part of an urban tribe. “Imagine hopping out of the shower and throwing a beanie over your wet hair,” d’Is explained. “You take your hat off right before stepping into the club and your hair is flat at the top and textured on the bottom. That is the look and feeling we are trying to recreate.” The result is a fun and fresh hairstyle that goes perfectly with the tough clothes from Coppens’ collection entitled “Jungle Sunrise.”

 

Key Hair: Yannick d'Is. Oribe Hair Care Team. Kien Hoang for Oribe Hair Care. Nathan Nguyen | Umbrella Salon.  Special Thanks to Talia Thomas of Oribe Hair Care.

TIM COPPENS | NYFW | SS2015 | AP

The Tim Coppens Spring 2015 collection is modeled during Fashion Week, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

 

By Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — "When your halo slips for good, you'll have to wear your hood."

So sang British rocker Ian Brown — and so wrote designer Tim Coppens in his notes Sunday for a New York Fashion Week show of brightly colored outerwear and slouchy crew-and-shorts sets in white, gray and black for both men and women.

Coppens began as a womenswear designer but has focused of late on men. Now, he's looking to beef up his offerings for women.

In a backstage interview, he said his inspirations for spring were part Brown, part papery sleeves used to protect vinyl records when they're slipped into album covers — and part Manchester soccer fans who used to wear trenchcoats.

He used his signature "jungle sunrise" print but added blurred neons inspired by "basic laser lighting from back in the day."

Known for his use of technical fabrics, this time around there was a more fluid but still structured feel.

For women, he used tight flowing pleating that flowed at the back.

As for those trenchcoats, his bright reds and blues might be a welcome sight in menswear departments.

"There's not a lot of color around. I guess sneakers are colorful," Coppens mused.

And he didn't forget the hoods.