Runway Rock: Tim Coppens' Models Strut to Jazzy Tunes

Tim Coppens SS16 Runway - S 2015

Tim Coppens SS16 Runway - S 2015

Miami Heat player Amar'e Stoudemire and musican George Lewis Jr. sat front row as tunes by Mulatu Astatke and DJ Koze played during the NYFWM show.

"I'm a fan of Tim's," said front-row regular and Miami Heat player Amar’e Stoudemire on Wednesday night at Tim Coppens' spring/summer 2016 runway show during New York Fashion Week: Men's. "I’m here to see the collection and see if there’s anything I want to add to mine."

Sitting two steps away, singer and musician George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow echoed similar sentiments for the Belgian designer. "I’m a fan of his work," he said, wearing a bandage over his right hand — a consequence of a tour bus accident in April. "Slow recovery …"

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Soon, the lights dimmed and the show began, bringing youthful, vibrant energy into the room. Heads bobbed, as an instrumental version of Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge’s "Get the Money" blasted, setting a throbbing pace for the lively show (listen to the full Sebastien Perrin-curated soundtrack listing below).

Experimenting with shape and color, Coppens, who was inspired by graffiti and skateboarding, showcased a playful side with bold graphic motifs, baggy drawstring pants and a “TC” logo on select T-shirts and bomber jackets — all paired with Swarovski Crystal embellished Vans.

Moments later, the show ended as instantly as it began, as editors and guests (other front-row faces included professional BMX rider Nigel Sylvester, DJ Brendan Fallis, and fashion photographer Bill Cunningham, donning his signature blue workman’s jacket) rushed out the doors to their next destinations.