In Menswear, What Comes After Athleisure?

by MR Magazine Staff

When the Belgian designer and fashion darling Tim Coppens announced his new gig heading up the “premium” line Under Armour Sportswear, it made more sense than many indie-creator-and-mass-brand pairings. Coppens’s work has long been influenced by athleisure, and his résumé includes performancewear design at Adidas and Ralph Lauren. Yesterday, on his menswear runway, Coppens presented an innovative way to take athleisure — a motif that, while undeniably going strong, is running low on novelty — in a new direction. While his own UA designs have yet to be debuted, Coppens combined pieces from the main Under Armour collection with his own, more tailored designs. So models wore compression shirts under blazers or sported UA sunglasses on the backs of their necks, hiking-dad-style. The designer also showed his first-ever shoe collection, in the form of clean, unisex sneakers with a bit of a Space Age feel. Read more at New York Magazine.