Coperni was founded in 2013 by Sébastien Meyer (Creative Director & Co-Founder) and Arnaud Vaillant (CEO & Co-Founder).
Sébastien grew up in the South of France and attended a military school, which informed his first memories and inspirations in terms of garments. Arnaud grew up in Sanary-sur-Mer, in a family of doctors. He was passionate about mathematics and fashion from a young age.
Experience in the studios of Balenciaga and Chanel infuses a thorough knowledge of embroidery techniques through their work, streamlined with a linear sensibility that marries exhaustive origami-like technique with a neat, ‘sportif’ silhouette.
The name Coperni invokes the life work of Renaissance-era astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, whose mathematical and astronomical research into Heliocentrism inspires the designers’ visual world.