Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
9 March – 26 May 2013
Christophe Coppens (Belgium, 1969) was active for twenty-one years as a designer of accessories, both for his own label and for other designers. On 5 May 2012 he decided to close his business and cease all activities in the fashion world in order to focus on making art. The new work that Coppens is showing here was commissioned by ‘Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge’. This is their second collaboration; in 2008 Coppens received the ‘Han Nefkens Fashion Award’. This prize is awarded every two years to designers who work on the border between fashion and art. A border that Christophe Coppens has now overstepped. He lives and works in Los Angeles.