NEW YORK, Feb 14, 2015/ —- With Joe Jonas, Caroline de Maigret, Cécile Cassel, Les Twins – Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, Leandra Medine, Susie Bubble, Bryan Boy, Kristina Bazan, Adam Gallagher, Gala Gonzalez sitting front row, Felipe Oliveira Baptista unveiled the LACOSTE Fall 2015 collection.
The collection showcases a look inspired by the past but made contemporary by its play on strong contrasts: super-structured sportswear meets lengths, volumes, strong colors, subtle tones, solid fabrics and art-deco prints revisited by the 70s.
A tennis dress is worn under a men’s overcoat or a striped club blazer. Stripes, one of the sporty codes reinvented for the season, go all the way, as seen on a white cable-knit and navy V-neck cricket sweater-turned-dress that can be worn different ways.
The tracksuit also, at the core of the wardrobe, is reimagined like an urban ensemble in jersey, nylon or silk.
Oliveira Baptista pays tribute to René Lacoste ‘the inventor’ too when experimenting on the versatility of garments as functional daily pieces, with sweaters and coats that feature sleeves which can unfasten to free the arm movement or dresses that transform according to the wearer’s whim.