Christophe Coppens

Christophe Coppens (°1969) is a Belgian artist and opera director. He studied and trained as a theatre director and actor. He started his career by designing experimental accessories, creating shapes and using materials that one would never associate with the conventional hat. His unbridled creativity and imagination led to fantastic works that were more of an art object than an accessory. Over the years, CC put his emphasis on a wearable, ‘commercial’ collection that was sold worldwide. His couture work was sold exclusively in his Belgian stores in Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges. Thanks to his years of experience, he acquired a mastery of traditional techniques while playing with unusual materials.

CC collaborated with international designers: Yamamoto, Guy Laroche, Lolita Lempicka and Issey Miyake. He also made accessories for the Belgian Royal Family and pop stars like Rihanna, Grace Jones, The Scissor Sisters, Beth Ditto and Róisín Murphy.

CC worked for 21 years on the border of fashion, design and art, before focusing exclusively on his art practice from 2014. He has directed two operas at La Monnaie and is currently working on a third.
His work is included in permanent collections of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and several private collections in Belgium, France, NYC and Los Angeles, among others. After 5 years in Los Angeles, CC currently lives and works in Belgium and Spain.
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