Christophe Coppens was born in Belgium in 1969 and trained as a theatre director and actor. He was soon directing his own plays as well as designing the costumes. In 1990, he opened his own studio and began producing two collections a year. From there, things snowballed: he made hats for Yohji Yamamoto and Guy Laroche; began working with the Belgian royal family; did exhibitions and performances in Belgium, the Netherlands, Tokyo and New York; started an interior products range; and opened shops in Belgium and Japan.

Christophe Coppens is not only busy but versatile. He produces two men’s and women’s collections per year (consisting of scarves, hats, gloves, jewellery, leather goods, ties, cufflinks, and so on), which are currently sold in Japan, the US, Europe and Hong Kong. He also produces two Coppens bij CC ranges a year and already has seven interior collections to his name. Once a year, he creates a haute couture collection and show.

His second couture collection was exhibited in the Steenfabriek at the 2007 Arnhem Fashion Biennale.

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