Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer


Coperni is a Parisian ready-to-wear and accessories brand designed by Sébastien Meyer & Arnaud Vaillant, established in 2013. An explorative and pragmatic design approach informs their creations, for rigorous and Modernist garments born of intensive textile experimentation.

Thename Coperni invokes the life work of Prussian astronomer NicolausCopernicus, whose mathematical and astronomical research into Heli-ocentrism inspires the designers’ visual world, where his sense of rebel-lion is married with the pared-back romance of the mid-century French‘nouvelle vague’.

Translating the evolving technology and precision of new textiles into nonchalant shapes, Coperni o!ers a youthful attitude executed with ar-tisanal fervour and Parisian “air. 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 ex-haustive origami-like technique with a neat, ‘sportif’ silhouette.

Sincemeeting in 2009, a perpetual artistic dialogue between Meyer and Vail-lant has evolved into a profound design language, which today drives the Coperni universe through a diverse landscape of creative stimuli from Brutalist architecture to the decorative arts.