Coperni Fall-Winter 2024 - Paris Fashion Week

Coperni Fall/Winter 2024 – Paris Fashion Week

Coperni's Fall/Winter 2024 show was a sci-fi extravaganza with space-age references, innovative materials, and wearable pieces inspired by classic films.
March 7, 2024
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Coperni‘s Fall/Winter 2024 collection, presented during Paris Fashion Week, was a blend of high fashion and science fiction. Designers Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant transported the audience to a galaxy far, far away, with a runway show brimming with space-age references and playful nods to classic sci-fi films.

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The centerpiece of the show was an undeniable tribute to Stanley Kubrick’s iconic film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” A towering black monolith, reminiscent of the film’s mysterious object, stood sentinel over the runway, bathed in an otherworldly glow. The atmosphere was further amplified by the use of John Williams’ haunting score from Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” creating a truly immersive experience.

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The clothing itself embraced the theme wholeheartedly. Star-shaped stilettos left otherworldly prints on the runway, while dresses billowed like UFOs with voluminous “Mars Attacks” style skirts. Cable knitwear was sliced and diced to create a sense of movement, mimicking the hyperspace blur of a spaceship in motion. Shiny, metallic fabrics reminiscent of space blankets shimmered under the lights, some shedding bits and pieces as if shedding space debris while orbiting the central monolith.

Models sported sleek hairstyles, seemingly slicked back with alien slime, and some donned impressive, articulated faux talons mirroring the menacing claws of the Xenomorphs from the “Alien” franchise. Earthly browns and beiges found their place too, with faux fur coats and bags accented by splashes of green and blue, perhaps a subtle nod to “alien blood.”

The collection wasn’t all about elaborate costumes, though. Coperni managed to seamlessly blend sci-fi elements with wearable pieces. A fitted black top and white dress were patterned with poppers, a subtle reference to the charging inputs seen on battery packs in “The Matrix.” Micro handbags encased in Ziploc-style evidence bags offered a playful Mulder and Scully vibe, while a crisp white dress with a long sheer skirt evoked a more whimsical take on Agent Scully’s style.

Coperni truly pushed the boundaries of fashion technology with their latest iteration of the iconic Swipe bag. Professor Ioannis Michaloudis collaborated with the brand to create a version crafted from 99% air and 1% silicon nanomaterial, a material used by NASA to capture stardust. This innovative, lightweight bag was the perfect embodiment of Coperni’s commitment to both fashion and the future.

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