Supreme is yet again expanding its reach within the high-end fashion world; this time around, it has been confirmed that it will be collaborating with Lacoste. The Supreme x Lacoste spring/summer 2017 lineup will consist of some supreme Supreme streetwear, and will be available in the brand’s stores as early as Thursday.
Supreme debuted its first high-end collaboration with Louis Vuitton at the beginning of this year (to become available on July 17). But that doesn’t mean the label is ditching its streetwear roots; it recently completed a footwear collaboration with Vans, as part of its longtime partnership. The Supreme x Lacoste spring 2017 lineup was definitely a more surprising turnout in the new year, so seeing how the collection pans out when it becomes available is an anticipatory thought!
The two brands divvied up their different signatures across the looks to keep things true to each side of the collaboration. Lettering for “Supreme” is shown in a Gothic font on the collars of some polo jerseys, while the pique fabric Lacoste is known for was used for basic sportswear staples.
Some looks are just practical and straightforward without one way or another branding (besides the classic Lacoste alligator logo), like a preppy tennis sweater, Harrington jacket, and track pants and jackets.
So, altogether, we can expect a comprehensive lineup of menswear to suit many different needs. All of the bases – and necessary body parts – can be covered with everything in the Supreme x Lacoste spring 2017 collection, with shorts and pants, polos and crewnecks, jackets and sweaters, and a hat.
A lot of the looks that have popped up in the collection briefing are updated versions of the classic Lacoste style. So the high fashion label is getting a bit of a reboot thanks to Supreme. So we can say hello to a mildly updated varsity stripe, which comes at a perfect time, as it has been a trending style for the last season; we can also say hello to retro ’90s track jackets, which are making a stylish and fun appearance in the lineup as well.
Prices are expected to be within grasp of a wider audience, especially following the announcement of the Louis Vuitton collaboration. Lacoste is a more affordable brand, and partnering with Supreme suggests an even more in-reach collection – hopefully. The official pricing won’t be revealed until the collection goes live.
Supreme’s storefronts in the U.S. (New York and Los Angeles), London and Paris will host the collaboration collection starting Thursday, March 16. The looks can also be found online at that time. Japan will have to wait just a little bit longer, with a release date slated for Saturday, March 18.
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The Lacoste fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection featured a lot of different aesthetics woven together to create a look that lives in air and space travel. Baptista did push things forward indeed, including cosmic elements in the runway, which began to show towards the end of the presentation.
As Felipe Oliveira Baptista, fashion designer for Lacoste, told WWD, his “dad was a pilot himself, so I have always been obsessed with planes and sci-fi.” He also noted his feelings on the collection and aeronautical inspiration by saying “I like this idea of looking ahead as well, especially in these times. It’s good to try to push things forward.”
The Lacoste fall 2017 collection had a definite vintage feel to it as evidenced by the first few leather coats shown on the runway, which makes sense since Baptista wanted a look into the past as well as a look into the future. By delving deeply into the life of the French label’s founder, Rene Lacoste, Baptista pulled inspiration from Lacoste’s founding of Air Equipment and then later the development of both the Concorde and Airbus programs in France.
This all came after his tennis career and is not spoken about as often as his tennis background. That will likely be changing now, due to Baptista. So much of the collection was impeccably designed outerwear that included leather and cotton, knits and colors on trench coats, leather coats and jackets in various lengths and volumes.
The Lacoste fall/winter 2017-2018 collection offered options for both men and women. For the men’s line, there were cargo pockets and flight suits and track jackets that provided a range of options that in shape were not a complete departure from what is ‘in’ right now in men’s fashion. The difference came in the monochromatic treatment of the flight suits, which were styled with turtlenecks.
Additionally, the color blocking styles looked interesting that were featured in the women’s options. The reasoning behind this was the intent to provide options that worked within the life of the wearer. Baptista exemplified this reasoning by saying “I like the idea of clothing that’s adaptable to your life and can do something for you.” There is a noticeable use of corduroy, for men as well, which everyone knows is an excellent material for cold weather protection.
Both men’s and women’s wear lines have an outdoorsy element to them in the form of fleece and flannel shirts, anoraks and layers. The Lacoste fall 2017 collection was as interesting as ever, but the interesting elements that were folded in were unexpected and educational. It was very cool that Baptista was able to educate the fans of the Lacoste brand on another aspect of its history through the clothes presented.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Felipe Oliveira Baptista showed his Lacoste spring/summer 2017 collection during New York Fashion Week on Saturday. On the runway we saw casual womenswear as well as menswear, many of which with some level of distinct androgyny.
All of the clothes in the line, regardless of their gender orientation, were easygoing and totally wearable, which Baptista touched on during an interview with Vogue. “It’s the idea of an endless summer, and all of the things I like about the season – ease, comfort, a natural state.”
The Portuguese designer recently took a trip to the Bahia coast of Brazil, from which he clearly gained great inspiration for the Lacoste spring 2017 collection. Baptista came back with this mellowed out collection, full of breezy fabrics and silhouettes that brought a detained peace to the runway – we saw a fresh and light collection with looks that is rather hard to define with any word other than Lacoste.
The designer designs things that would be preppy in aesthetic, but through a trendsetting lens. He brings designs, athletic fashion and successfully markets it toward the urban crowd. It is for the women who love being able to throw on a comfortable piece effortlessly and still look fashion forward. Lacoste is one of the only brands to so successfully promote the idea of “slouchy chic.”
“I guess you could say it’s a bit softer and less technical,” the designer added, specifically in regard to an iconic Lacoste polo that was sent down the runway. The top was in a faded, deep red that gave the idea that it had been faded under the hot, tropical sun. “We washed the pique so that it’s like you’ve had it for 10 years.”
This same process was also used on a pique dress that walked the catwalk. There’s always a lot of work that actually goes into making a product distressed or faded, which is one of the fashion industry’s greatest ironies.
The Lacoste spring/summer 2017 collection, in one word, was chill. The intended wearer of the womenswear will be comfortable in her own skin and ready to take life as it comes. She is an athletic-fashion-driven woman living in an urban world. It is for the woman who prefers oversized garments to slim-fitted ones; someone who is absolutely captivated by the idea of a tailored sweatpant or slouchy wrap jacket dress.
Most importantly, she is a woman who loves the idea of hoods being everywhere within her wardrobe! But the finale dresses in the line were actually quite lovely, taking a break from the blatant androgyny and making a more feminine experience without taking away from the cohesion.
For the men, he also modernized streetwear through the brand’s unique lens. From the classic polos and street suits to track pants, the designer adorned with the logo crocodile as a graffiti graphic. It’s streetwear of today, and totally wearable, making it a great option for men in the market for this type of style; as Baptista said, he was designing for an endless summer!
It seems that with each season, Baptista is just pushing his looks one more step away from that classic tennis-prep look the brand has been rooted in since its conception and one step toward city chic. It’s a concept that has us coming back for more every season, so we can’t wait for his next collection to see where he goes next!
Photos courtesy of Vogue
When we think casual but trendy, it is Lacoste that comes to mind with a few staple looks that we are hard pressed to keep updating our wardrobes with. Sporty but stylish, the Lacoste fall/winter 2016-2017 collection for the ready-to-wear line shown off on the New York Fashion Week runway had some pretty awesome pieces to be found. A combination of male and female creations took to the stage, with both the androgynous and the overtly feminine appearing among the mix. Channeling a “futuristic ski vibe” was the massage of this runway show, where we saw pretty wearable Sixties-infused youthful designs with strong sporty references.
Patchwork sweaters and body-con pieces overall look splendid in a deep sea color and a darker navy blue, while we notice everything from slit dresses to really baggy concepts, furry coats in blue to side stripe track pants appear on the catwalk. Felipe Oliveira Baptista brought in something new and different with this collection, focusing his efforts on the blues and orange hues, with a good amount of bright red in there. With a few additions of pink and purple combinations, the 48-outfit-long show had much to offer those of us, who have been great fans of the band for many years now. There was not a polo shirt in sight though, which we are a little miffed at.
The clothing shown off was devoid of prints for the most part, other than the odd ski-oriented designs that caught our attention on baggy asymmetrical hemmed dresses, long, poncho-like pieces that graze the floor and look divine to snuggle in, sweater and skirt matching sets, and a hoodie that is made for the upcoming year, celebrating 2017 during a February 2016 show. We do have one coat with swirling white tiger prints, while some tops also appear with Lacoste emblazoned across the chest. It is a great collection of wearable looks and we cannot wait to add those mustard and aqua lined sports pants to our workout section.
Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects to the Lacoste ready-to-wear show was the use of boots throughout, weather worn underneath pants or under skirts and dresses. We see them in different shades of blue, in red, in white, beige and brown, knee-length in height and a little on the looser side, which bodes well for those of us with soccer calves.
We love the sports sneakers as well, made for running and playing in, a staple for the brand. Those appear in both male and female versions. We see soft materials and shiny ones, corded knits and warm wools, all in one line, meant to keep you warm as you are working out, as well as having you appear stylish when you feel like dressing comfortably while heading out. Add in loose hair with a slight side part to them and barely any makeup and you have the 2016 Lacoste woman.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
As the New York Fashion Week continues to unveil the spring/summer 2016 trends, we are all more than exited to see the world famous brands and trendsetters define their silhouettes and patterns for the season, and by saying patterns we literally mean it, especially when speaking of Lacoste – a brand with almost a century long history. Already the second time Lacoste will dress the French Olympic Delegation at 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio and Felipe Oliveira Baptista – Lacoste’s artistic director – used this as a starting point and source of inspiration. The designer has just unveiled the Lacoste spring/summer 2016 collection and it proves to be completely dedicated to next year’s summer Olympics. He successfully mixed different bright patterns, cuts and colors creating a sporty lineup inspired by Rio, flags, graphic patterns and the Eighties, one that also stays true to the motto of the brand – “without style playing and winning are not enough.”
For spring 2016, Baptista delivered a fresh and bright array of sporty-chic clothing pieces, choosing a rich color palette of shades of blue, orange, khaki, grey and sometimes all at once combined in complex geographic or flag patterns. In addition, the collection was very rich in US flag inspired patterns like stars and stripes, enlarged slogans and eye-popping graphic designs.
The models walked the show like true athletes rocking positive looking sporty and comfy outfits, ranging from simple shirtdresses and jumpsuits with deep V-necks to evening-ready designs using asymmetric hemlines and elongated silhouettes. We also saw a metallic silver space-age-inspired flight suit accessorized with simple white platform sneakers, which is all about making a statement and drawing attention.
The collection was rich in different shapes and lengths ranging from T lined minis to maxis, deep cuts and slits, flowing gowns and transformed polo shirts. Some pieces were elegant and sporty, perfectly wearable for work or day-offs, like the metallic green flowing shirt-dress with large pockets made of parachute nylon, the midi long-sleeve dresses with classy graphic designs reviving the good old Eighties, the futuristic looking jumpsuits, or the trench coats reminding us all of billowing flags. The less elegant pieces meant to please the tastes of women who value comfort and movement were the more practical designs presented, such as the multicolored jumpsuits carrying graphic patterns, stars and slogans, zip-up jackets, wide flowing raincoats illustrating diverse graphic patterns and other active-wear pieces.
The models looked fresh-faced and just amazing wearing their hair loose and natural. The no makeup look continues to overtake the catwalks and apparently the trend seems to be here to stay and we are happy to embrace it staying clear of heavy layers of foundation.
The footwear Baptista used to finish off the looks was especially designed to please the needs of women, who value their time and freedom of movement. A wide range of comfy looking platform slip-on sandals performed in different colors and textures were presented in addition to the white platform sneakers. Caps with interesting cut-outs and cross-body sporty handbags coming in the same colors as the outfits were other accessorizing details used to enhance the perfection of the fresh and bright looks.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
If you thought Lacoste was only polo shirts, shoes, and awesome handbags, you are dead wrong. Plus, it is not all about the crocodile either! It appears that the French clothing company founded in 1933 that was known to date for its higher end quality ready to wear pieces, particularly the polos, along with its accessories, has decided to take the couture route. It also appears that the crocodile has been traded in for… wait for it… Pac Man!! Okay, not entirely. That is just one shirt. But really, what is up with all the cartoonish characters of the latest Lacoste Couture fall 2015 collection?
We love sports. Who doesn’t love sports? Forget just exercise at the gym, we are talking about open-air games and challenges to beat. We are talking about a whole boatload of awesome that requires special attention to stylish detail, of fashion grounds that include something more than those tennis skirts. You want some sparkle, something more than just the cliché. Athletic fashion senses have been honed of late, so why not have Lacoste offer a different sort of variety as well? Something fashion forward yet still sporty, slightly feminine but meant for the ladies who just love walking around in a T-shirt. Lacoste was inspired by tennis a while back, so we can keep to the theme but add on to it now, no? The brand has heard the pleas of the simple people who just love the label but are tired of the same old styles, a new collaboration with the legendary couture embroider Maison Lesage coming into play here.
We are given a series of 8 haute couture Lacoste pieces, with embroidered crocodiles in cartoonish form, Pac Man tennis balls with a Pac Man grid in the back, and graffiti style tagging that reads Rene did it first. Jean Rene Lacoste certainly did it first, nicknamed the crocodile for his tenacity on court and his 7 Grand Slam wins around the world. It was his tennis shirts that dominated the world of retail at that point. The latest Lacoste fall 2015 collection of couture includes also the crocodile, a trademark embroidery on each polo shirt, on the collar instead of the chest, working in the other designs as well all around. This is a brand always known for winning, for being affordable enough to be worn by most people, for being just the right shape and size to be dressed up or down, according to an individual’s needs. The new Lacoste Couture polos were debuted in the latest issue of “The reality show” but a few days ago, a French magazine covering the couture styles of the top brands. In this case, it was covering how the brand’s sporty sensibility was matched with the Parisian je ne sais quoi with such ease by Felipe Oliviera Baptista. Whatever may be the case, we want a Pac Man shirt!
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As far as we have Lacoste among the leading trendsetters in the fashion industry, we are going to enjoy the chic attitude of sportswear both in summer and in winter. The new Lacoste fall/winter 2015-2016 collection stays true to the roots of the fashion house and redefines its style ideology bringing comfy and easy sporty chic pieces we are so ready to slip into and walk out the door ready to conquer the streets and the events we head to. Felipe Oliveira Baptista gave the best definition of his fall line sending the red tracksuit down the runway with the jacket featuring the message “René Did It First”. He, of course, meant French tennis player and businessman Jean René Lacoste, who is well known with the nickname of “the Crocodile” and exactly who created the famous Lacoste tennis shirt. So no wonder, tennis is the main inspiration behind this cool line, which brings more than the “speaking” sweatshirts with the words “René”, “Tennis Anyone?” or “Gazon” standing for the green tennis court. It’s a parade of different variations of modern sports clothing, flowing dresses, bright colors and striped and checkered patterns.
What makes the new Lacoste fall/winter 2015-2016 collection stand out from the many previous ones showcased is the distinctive Seventies references that look so perfect in combination with tennis inspired outfits. The use of the nutmeg color for the array of urban chic coats and suits is the evident statement of the Seventies style, which obviously holds its strong positions in the upcoming season as well. While the Art Deco prints and graphic stripes inject a modern feel to the designs, we certainly love the retro feel that the entire collection comes imbued with.
Alongside the ‘70s nutmeg color, the Lacoste fall/winter 2015-2016 collection also features bright pops of red, electric blue, green, white and gray, which look simply perfect both when coming monochrome or featuring touches of stripes and graphic patterns. Of the modern monochrome looks, we especially love the structured long vest in gray topping the knit mini dress (and oh, we adore the pleated design of the skirt!) in the same color and finished off with a pair of brown masculine shoes. It’s a fresh and youthful outfit, perfect for various occasions. The white tennis skirts with a pleated design and a stripe of pastel color on the front look so easy-breezy and summer-y, yet it’s the slim-fit long-sleeved tops and the cozy outerwear that give a fall mood to the look.
The asymmetric hemline used for a number of dresses, furs and knits are other chic trends Lacoste proudly sets for the new season. Still, it’s the creative approach to outerwear that has us all enchanted with the long sleeves of the coats hanging freely like accessorizing details, instead of warming the arms of the models. And, boy oh boy, we are head over heels for the foot-friendly androgynous shoes that have the capability to inject a chic touch to any outfit, be that an office-ready one or a day-to-day look. Beauty wise, we again witness natural and simple looks to flatter the sporty chic outfits presented!
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The French crocodile-logo label has always held its irreplaceable spot on the catwalks of the most famous fashion shows, and New York Fashion Week spring 2015 is no exception. The brand is known worldwide not only due to its simple, but at the same time elegant outfits both for men and women (the company keeps on multiplying its commercial appeal year by year), but also the fashion shows, which every time turn into a real spectacle (you remember Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear show with runway that resembled a tennis court, don’t you? You could even hear recoded sounds and voices that you usually hear during tennis matches). Oh we were so ready for yet another spectacle! And Christophe Lemaire this time as well did not disappoint us. The Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection was off to a gorgeous start. As usual, the collection consisted in both sporty and elegant pieces, and sometimes even the juxtaposition of the two. As always, the collection lacked floating silhouettes or anything luxurious.
At the beginning of the Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection show, the reigning colors were mainly the white and the different shades of blue. The pieces were elegant and smart: grayish button down coats with cropped sleeves and side slits, knee-length coats with massive pockets, all white combination of fitted pants, a blouse and a jacket, a vest with cropped sleeves reaching just below hips and so on. Then the models took the catwalk in outfits that appeared to be sportier: navy sweatshirts paired with asymmetrical flared sporty skirts, pink jumpsuit shorts combined with an oversized red and white tee, a combination of black sporty pants with a black and white tee, hooded navy sweatshirts with black leggings, oversized sweatshirts and tees resembling dresses and so on.
Yet the most eye-catching of the entire Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection were the sporty dresses or the dressy sports outfits. The combination of these two may seem like a crazy idea to an outsider, but we are sure it made absolute sense to true Lacoste fans. Here we should mention an array of cool and super fun dresses: asymmetrical ones with black and red stripes, mini dresses with tops resembling jerseys and black and yellow shirtwaists with rolled up sleeves and Lacoste’s signature collars. The geometric shapes and the massive number prints were one of the details that gave the collection its sporty touch. Turtleneck mini dresses with a sheer transparent layer of cloth up front were something we could not miss.
The majority of the looks lacked any accessories, although some of them were complemented with sunglasses and massive bags. The footwear included both sporty and classy shoes: we saw tennis shoes and sneakers, and we saw open toe high-heeled sandals.
With the Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection as well Lacoste proved the idea that unlike the majority of other fashion labels representing fashion concepts designed exclusively for catwalks and not for the everyday life, it designs and presents to our attention outfits that can be worn by anyone and every day. It’s a simple brand for simple people, who lead a simple life!
Photos courtesy of Stylebistro
Conceptual background was the key to success of the uber-fascinating Lacoste fall/winter 2014-2015 collection showcased during the glamorous New York Fashion Week. This is just another wonderful collection, during which we saw a super creative mishmash of the minimalistic vibes with the classy and ethereal details like the timeless color combinations and the curious design prints.
Thus talking about the minimalistic and super classic looks that opened the Lacoste runway show, we have no other option but to start talking about the zipper outerwear garments, created with an appealing diversity of shades and shapes, like the coat of bordeaux shade, and another cropped version featuring a dark blue color background. The nice and cool backpacks used for the following dark blue combo of top and straight skirt are also noteworthy among the looks. So are the curious prints of geometric shape prints, which form the following significant group of the looks, featuring some noteworthy checkered patterns for the following dress made of red and white shades, the dual shades of bordeau with white for a catchy white top with long-sleeved shapes, and the super striking duo of the dress and the top and skirt combos, featuring some prints with grey and black abstract shapes.
The text prints are also included in the Lacoste fall/winter 2014-2015 collection, coming with some minimalistic vibes. The hoodie jackets and coats were the next hit of the collection introduced with a greater variety of shades including options from pale green to dark blue. Finally, it’s the uber-creative and just breathtaking monochrome looks, which make up the most significant part of the sporty looks of the Lacoste fall/winter 2014-2015 collection. They are introduced with the most creative and interesting design solutions possible.
Saying Lacoste fall/winter 2014-2015 collection, we mean a whole array of impressive and catchy pieces, being the best option for those giving their preference to the minimalistic and simple look, which at the same time leave some space for the chic and fabulous drives, too.
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