Coperni Fall Winter 2021 - Paris Fashion Week

Coperni Fall/Winter 2021 – Paris Fashion Week

March 12, 2021

Having staged their spring show on the roof of La Tour Montparnasse, Paris’s highest skyscraper, Coperni’s Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant were disinclined to do something virtual for Fall/Winter 2021.

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For this Fall/Winter, Coperni co-founders Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant staged what is believed to be Paris’ first drive-in fashion show. They ushered in a fleet of 36 cars carrying 70 guests into the 20,100-seat AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Drivers used their headlights to illuminate models walking down between them in the brand’s Fall/Winter 2021 collection.

We live in an ultra-digital world where there’s not much humanity left. We wanted to create a real experience, so the idea of cars came naturally”, Meyer said. “This period is a little sad, so it’s up to us to be even more creative and to make people dream”, Vaillant added.

The collection, the designers explained, was a two-pronged ode to the night, inspired by both Paris’ pre-COVID-19 nightlife scene (the techno soundtrack was sorted by Clara 3000, a DJ and friend of the duo) and the comfort of a night in.

Frank and dynamic cuts on classic silhouettes let us glimpse the skin lying beneath. The shoulders were raised, the arms were slender – ready to enter into the darkness. Sensuality arised from a play on zipped draping. Second skin mesh opposed the moving fringes. Bags in the shape of a padlock suggested something locked away in darkness. Maxima-lease forms led us towards calmness, reconciliation and time for ourselves. Softness protected the body and light became therapy”.