BACKSTAGE AT LACOSTE FALL-WINTER 2016 NEW YORK
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LACOSTE FALL-WINTER 2016: 100% CROCO
New York, Lacoste Fall-Winter 2016. This week in New York, Felipe Oliveira Baptista presented a retro-futurist inspired collection for Lacoste. The House has a great history in making stylish and technical sport outfits for the French ski team in the late 1960s, and Baptista took the fundamental elements of this heritage to modernize it, always with ease and a sense of humor. Doing so, pull-overs with « un crocodile » or « une crocodelle » logos show a play on words with Lacoste’s symbolic animal. Embroideries on dresses, sweaters, and ponchos represent pixelated vintage skiers or pine trees for a 1980s feel. Fabrics are mixed in a youthful way: vinyl with wool, velvet with nylon. The overall result is a deconstructed silhouette, a young and free spirit that now represent Lacoste. It’s all about taking this sport heritage and keeping it modern, elegant, and always non conformist.
Photography Ulrich Knoblauch for Lacoste