Tim Coppens’ Modern Samurais

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Photography Shawn Brackbill

Published July 12, 2016

Fashion shows are not put together in a day. For New York Fashion Week: Men’s, photographer Shawn Brackbill is following a few of our favorite designers, from their pre-show fittings to their final bow.

From the 12th to the 19th centuries, the samurais were a feared military caste that upheld feudal Japan. Today, however, one of their most obvious legacies is in the fashion world: take, for example, Tim Coppens’ Spring/Summer 2017 collection, which debuted earlier today as part of New York Fashion Week: Men’s. Bombers, hoodies, t-shirts, and other Coppens staples were filtered through a samurai-meets-’90s-club kid aesthetic, with judo-inspired hanging belts, loose stitching, and prints.