PITTI UOMO FALL 2017

Thanks to Tim Coppens, There’s Under Armour on the Runways of Pitti Uomo

Last season at Pitti Uomo, Raf Simons turned heads at the Italian trade show with his collaboration with the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation featuring full-frontal nudity. On Wednesday, filling his guest spot for fall 2017, the Belgian designer Tim Coppens opted for his own flavor of scandal: a hint of Under Armour amidst the perennially peacocky, three-piece-suit crowds of Florence, which admittedly have looked a bit more business casual this season than usual. And while he’s been executive creative director of the sportswear giant since last summer, Coppens also infused his latest offering with the more typical spirit of his namesake label, too, making for an alternately electric blue and tartan grunge-meets-rave collection that melded men’s and womenswear. As he told W, it’s the antithesis of Absolutely Fabulous fashion.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.

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Backstage at Tim Coppens, Pitti Uomo 91 in Florence.