Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York FW2013
The theme of the Lacoste-collection, designed by Felipe Oliveira Baptista, was ‘an imaginary Antarctic expedition’. Well, it all came together on the morning snow-blizzard Nemo was expected in New York. It turned out to be a collection with a futuristic twist, not only about heritage (the label is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year). Baptista worked Lacoste’s signature cotton piqué fabric in new ways, sometimes mixed with jersey, leather and even foam. The overall feel was more structured. The collection also offered glacier and latitude-longitude prints on some outerwear.
For menswear the designer repeated the prints on coats and jackets, combining leather with wool on sweatshirts and pants for an almost armorlike touch. The color-blocking on voluminous sweatshirts looked sharp.