Coperni Femme duo Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Valiant are quite the talented pair with backgrounds from labels such as Balenciaga and Courreges. Their designs include elements of modern architecture and slim line silhouettes.
Launching with a capsule line in 2013, their third collection for S/S 2015 won them ANDAM’s prestigious First Collection Prize, which included a jury of Pierre Bergé, Ellen Von Unwerth and François Henri Pinault.
The pair met at Mod’Art International fashion school in Paris six years ago. ‘We immediately opened up to each other. Sébastien was a bit edgy, kind of rock, and I was the opposite, a well brought-up boy with good results,’ says Vaillant, who is the business brains to Meyer’s creative touch at the label. ‘We started working on our school projects together in a very obvious way and then, a few years later, it became Coperni.’