Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2016

September 14, 2015 by  
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Although best known for it’s croc embroidery Lacoste is approaching it’s branding differently for SS2016. For instance with ‘Lacoste’ printed on a navy two piece worn by Lineisy Montero or on a hooded dress worn by Harleth Kuusik and ‘Rene’ (referring to founder and tennis champion René Lacoste) printed on a menswear polo. But also by turning it’s sportswear up a notch. Leaving the classic polo shirt aside and focusing on new shapes and silhouettes. Like an elegant blue number sported by Maartje Verhoef that seemed a mix of both a bathing suit and a legging. Or a vibrant red zipped dress and matching cap Bhumika Arora pulled off perfectly. But the fresh touch was also in those roomy jumpsuits, short bomber jackets and belted blouses. Sportswear pieces given a little twist by designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. Not to mention the way the creative used the flags of so many countries as eye catching prints. Cuts dictated by the geometry of banners – lines, triangles, lozenges, the horizontal Y of South Africa. Primary colors – the blue, white and red shared by the flags of France, USA, England and Russia – but also the yellow and sky blue of Sweden, resonate in the collection’s color palette. A nod to the Olympics in Rio next summer, for which Lacoste may again dress the French team. An honor you don’t just go by in your ready to wear collection and an ultimate opportunity to send out a message of diversity.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2015

February 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

A red tracksuit with the words “René Did It First” printed on the jacket and matching headband kicked off the men’s offering at Lacoste. Felipe Oliveira Baptista, probably trying to state the label’s colonizing status in light of the current ath/leisure trend, presented a collection full of Seventies references with an sporty urban style that felt a bit “Royal Tenenbaums” given the nutmeg color in trenches, fur coats and suits. The use of Art Deco prints in sweatshirts and graphic stripe details in softly tailored suits and coats, kept the look modern.

For women, the first looks down the runway had humor and direction, designed in the same vein as the men’s wear with a quirky nod to retro graphics. A loosely structured long vest in heather gray worn over a knit minidress looked fresh, as did a sporty red-and-blue striped sweater and pencil skirt combo and a checkered tracksuit with a faux-fur cape that followed the Wes Anderson vibe. From there, the show transitioned into the predictable striped tennis skirts and dresses for which the brand has always been known.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear FW2014

February 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, womenswear

A visit to a golf course built in the late Twenties in France’s Basque region by René Lacoste’s father-in-law, was the starting point for Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s collection for Lacoste. He handled the golfing theme with restraint.

The sporty looks were relaxed, polished and wearable, but could have used a little zest. The women’s portion had its moments of girlish charm,  lik the cool, oversize white sweater with an abstract motif over a skirt. For men, Baptista worked in a mostly tonal palette with ensembles in burgundy, blue and beige, including a double-breasted hooded jacket with pants cut close to the body.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2014

September 8, 2013 by  
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The straight white line is an essential component in the design of a tennis court, and it became the starting point for Lacoste’s crisp spring collection. Softening his more experimental tendencies, artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista offered a minimalist take on the brand’s sportif heritage with plays best price for viagra on transparency and bold contrasts.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear New York FW2013

February 10, 2013 by  
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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.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, Slideshow, womenswear

It was tennis that inspired Felipe Oliveira Baptista for his ss2013 collection for Lacoste. He repeated an abstract version of rackets, balls, an umpire’s chair, and a pattern of folded polos as a print on shirts, pants, and parkas. The color palette matched perfectly: cobalt blue and  orange intensified the shades of summer. Baptista also tweaked the house’s more classic looks, cutting polo shirtdresses looser and working them in bold color blocks and mesh. The clear plastic jackets over cropped tops and miniskirts were especially fun, as was the sexy black leather minidress embossed with alligators.

Catwalktrends ss2010: Headbands

January 12, 2010 by  
Filed under accessories, beauty, Fashion, Milan, New York, Paris, womenswear

Although many designers gave their models a natural look and let their hair hang loose, some of them experimented with the model’s hairdo’s. We saw braids, we saw curls and we saw headbands!

Stefano Pilati created the most outstanding headband-look for Yves Saint Laurent. His girls wore the zig zag headbands you may remember wearing when you were a kid. Yet his models didn’t just wear one of them; it must have been at least ten headbands per model.

Then we had the Hermes models who wore wide headbands, some with a snake print. In the Bottega Veneta show all girls wore the same white ones. At Lacoste the models got a braided white version or a colorful striped one. And Michael Kors’s models showed some transparent plastic ones that matched with his bracelets.

Marc Jacobs of course used his headbands with bow and Sonia Rykiel had the black flat circular ‘hats’ attached to hers. Sienna Miller gave her girls a turban-looking headband for her Twenty8Twelve show.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show SS10

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion, General, New York

The models at Lacoste walked at a catwalk that looked like a boardwalk, the ones you’d find at a resorts in France, elevated above an ‘ocean’ of carpet. Simply, sporty chic was the allover theme of Christophe Lemaire’s collection. There were tennis references, but also a beachy aura of langor and leisure that went back to the pictures of Jacques-Henri Lartigue at the beginning of the 20-th century. There was nothing retro about the collection. Its smart focus on upgraded basics, rather than trends gave it panache.

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show SS10

September 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured Items, New York

Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show FW09

February 16, 2009 by  
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