He is forced to make this decision by motives that are heard more and more in the industry. Due to the worldwide recession banks aren't eager to give loans anymore. Factories ask for pre-payments, wages i Belgium are not payable anymore and it's almost impossible to produce quality products in small quantities.
It has always been difficult, all through my 21 years career as a designer, and difficult is ok. But the past years have been unbearable, and inhuman. One becomes something you are not.
Mr. Coppens also states he has difficulties finding the balance between art and wearable fashion.
My ideas are today way bigger than the end result where they are suppossed to fit in.