Lacoste Spring 2014
There was nothing blurred about the lines in Lacoste’s latest match point with the label paying homage to its roots through a crisp serve of transparency and bold contrasts. Creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista flirted with the paradox of active chic for spring using light materials, fresh colors, and trompe-l’oeil to energize the collection.
The designer’s clever use of white piping and smart tailoring made the pieces better suited to an afternoon perfecting your backhand volley. The graphic white lines of the tennis court were also featured as the piping on the border of dresses and men’s jackets, barely-there jersey-striped paneling was featured on cropped tops and rugby dresses. Familiar faces on the runway included Julia Nobis, Arthur Gosse, and Clement Chabernaud.
White-on-white looks continued the transparency theme, including a sheer jacket paired with a tank mini dress and a tailored blazer teamed with a pair of cropped pencil trousers. The clever use of architectural seaming was enhanced by the breezy, earthy color palette, which centered on tennis whites, dusty pinks, faded blues, and deep greens. A standout look was a woman’s airy trench coat in an earthen hue thrown over a light pink shift dress, complete with a bold baseball cap to provide the signature sporty twist. fdmLOVES LACOSTE SPRING 2014 selects by Brigitte Segura, written by Khia Mercer.
(photos by courtesy)
julia nobis by FashionWirePress