Lacoste Spring/Summer 2015

Dana Reszutek, Managing Editor

Predictable concepts were matched with surprising cuts as Lacoste presented its contrasting Spring/Summer 2015 collection at Lincoln Center.

The collection’s yachting theme was instantly apparent, as fresh-faced models entered the catwalk framed by white sails, brightly displaying Lacoste’s famous “le crocodile” logo.

The brand maintained its muted spring color palette from their 2014 collection, this time with additions of bold hues in sporty textiles. A women’s oversized grey-blue vest, with bold stitched pocket detailing, was shortly followed by a violet collared t-shirt dress, with exaggerated sleeves. This dress was a bold take on a jersey, featuring enlarged numbers to form a unique, geometric print. Soft fabrics mimicking boat sails were sharpened by angular cuts and white trim, forming a unique two-piece ensemble.

For the menswear looks, practicality was met with style, as monochromatic, loosely-structured suits and simple sweatshirts and tees came down the runway, adding a summer ease to the nautical motif. Men’s looks took a more literal cue, presenting looks fit for both streetwear and sportswear.

Though creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, didn’t stray far from the brand’s clean-cut aesthetic, wearable garments seen on the runway are sure to be spotted this coming season. Instead of taking on an obvious approach to the historically athletic theme, Lacoste successfully pulled from logos and sails a cohesive yet contrasting line, maintaining the sporty foundation while pushing itself forward.

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