We were recently graciously invited for a sneak pre-view of
Lacoste’s FW 13/14 pre-collection, Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s
pre-collection since taking over the reigns as artistic director.
We have to admit we were most pleasantly surprised to see
first hand how the brand is evolving.
With 25 looks, moving away from the more classic looks and materials of
its past, we witnessed first hand a true and subtle fashion revolution at
The theme of this collection is subtle transition from
summer to winter. Nautical overtones
with horizontal blue and red lines that remind us the final days of a warm
autumn day on the French Riviera converge into chic coats, dresses and sweaters
made of cashmere, wools and crepe de chine that would make any woman excited
for the colder ski months in Courchevel where she can sport discrete, but statement making pieces.
Gone are the traditional polos and materials, here are
amazing plays on volumes, colors and materials!
Polos such as the Dark Burgundy Crepe de Chine (now free of that overly obvious alligator),
the form fitting, symmetric navy and grey Perfecto, made of double wool and
cashmere and a zip cuff revealing that perfect contrast to give warmth,
and the ivory silk and cashmere jersey with
bright pink oversize intarsia are just a few of our personal favorites!
Mazel tov to Felipe Oliveira Baptista for making the Lacoste
woman chic, sexy and urban while staying true to the brand’s heritage!
|Brent J. Markley|
Brent J. Markley from Paris for Green Pebbles Blog
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