Wednesday, April 3, 2013

LACOSTE FALL 2013 Footwear/Apparel/Accessories UNCONVENTIONAL CHIC

LACOSTE MEDIA PREVIEW
words/showroom images Judith Ecochard
FYI---some new colors here---including the teal/turquoise-and the Yves Klein worthy cobalt blue. J'adore!

Madison Ave. NYC

Oh heavenly---a ceiling livened up with many rainbows' worth of classic crocodile-logo-ed, Lacoste polos...suspended like kites on a (finally) Spring-like day...a great way to start a media preview of the French brand's Fall 2013 collection.
backpacks....

PLUS...continue to the brand's 80th birthday too---when the iconic cotton piqué original was worn on the tennis court by tennis star -and later company founder, René Lacoste.


ordinarily it would be too cold for an open terrace---but the weather cooperated...
HIGHLIGHTS:

Wedge shoes-here- the fusion of the wedge/hightop sneaker---remind us of leggings -always in demand and in style no matter which print reads put on the "Out" list.

Lacoste's Wedge bootie/sneaker hybrid...the Berdine---in color block tones and solids
very durable...cute shoe to wear with dresses, jeans, leggings...

Adalyn-lace wedge with wool back heel detail...

































Lacoste Essential Design---for men,  are a premium collection shoes and boots---with hand details and quality leathers/suede...and with an eye for color-as in the white outsoles underneath dark toned uppers.
Bradford High-hiker style with white rubber outsole




Heldon GC-handsome blue suede-lifestyle shoe


Walsham RC-tab in back for easy on/off
Walsham RC-like the band around the outsole...great color mix













Hadley-suede, textile, leather boot with cuff detail...Chelsea boot style


Troxler Crepe CH-nubuck, leather on a comfy crepe sole

classic slip on-Henlow-in leather, textile



Brogue fringe...on a lace-up




Rydal OU-leather/textile-burly hiker boot style lace-up with metal eyelets and burly ridged outsole with yellowish color pop.







Lacoste-is a full lifestyle brand with a fully integrated coherent,  editorial look...including licensed eyewear by Charmant Group, clean fragrances by P&G Prestige, sporty watches by Movado and of course, the fab footwear by Pentland.

well made sunglasses-btw-in wearable shapes....



John Whool group-oversized flap brief and smaller day bag
Accessories line----

New Classic
There is an entire group of totes/bags/satchels---to add to the enormous success of the Cathy Bag...which is available for Fall 2013 in a flat version-with the bold diagonal zips...in plush leather.

EMMA Trench totes---we love-cause we haul around a lot of stuff


Street Balance

classic shapes---in leather with canvas straps...New Classic



kids versions of the polos/caps

Sevrin 2 in suede

nice details---lace braided back on autumnal take on a boat shoe---

nautical strips on pols get a bold look...

sporty stripes and tailored solids---casual chic everyday of the week... which is how everyone we know dresses anyway except our lawyer/banker pals

Amelia-plush oversized leather tote..

Rosemont Chelsea Boot-mixed leather/textile...narrower last makes this a feminine pull-on

Amelia-smaller version-cute hand bag with enough zippered compartments to actually pack a lot in

Casual chic apparel ...

another color of the Adalyn 2 wedge shoe-with a stack of classics




Burgate-hiker style from the Lacoste Essential Design Collection. Like the punched out design details that refs a men's oxford


Troxel Crepe



These Equestrian style boots-are a clever mix of suede and neoprene back---easy to get on, weather tough---and stretchy---so you can tuck jeans in, widen the upper calf strap...and still have blood circulating to the lower parts of the legs. For tights---tighten back up the strap. NICE.


New Classic-leather schoolbag


puffed up-retro parka on right---and more tailored blazer version on left.

This area is what we call the Happy Birthday Room...80 years and counting. FYI...artist Peter Saville-who is the graphic mastermind of some of rock's greatest album covers on Factory Records (including Joy Division and New Order)...has custom designed 12 polo kits (limited editions)-with crisp interpretations of the logo...in honor of...




AND---no, this is not an oversized polo for sale...but a very cool art piece---graphics by Jason Boogie who's tag is VJ AV8 
Jason Boogie designed this---originally display at Basille Art.



Abina 2-quilted upper wedge boot....


Lacoste home fashions by Sunham


Boat shoe

classic polo with round medallion logo...

 tipped pique polo with pocket

Vaultstar-casual sport kicks-lots of colors available -for men/women

Stacks of polos with Adalyn Wedge suede 


obsessed with these gorgeous gloves---a runway accessory highlight!

Rene Platform SE
casual kicks with added inch of outsole...
Lacoste Live-is geared towards a younger crowd----with design elements that a brash and fun. upper right  Barbuda, upper left Leighton, lower left Henning, lower right Cawston SE

Torpel sweet flat leather derby style

Lacoste Live has its own signature imprint



Croxton-fun take on desert boot-color pops that are bright against darker suede uppers

Leighton-mix textile/leather lace-up






Barbados Snake for gals----very cute and fyi matchy match polo dress in this print for Fall 2013-




Peter pan collar polo dress-sweet
rugby shirts...


oversized croc logo---with mouth wide open
Barbuda

Farway suede, leather, textile wedge boot. Adorable.

unexpected mix of suede/leather-Barbados

Lacose Live polos-on left-slightly slimmer fit...

"Ivyonic"-varsity jacket


BLACK leather kicks-'Les Enfants Terribles'-Berrick Mid AT left, Missouri AT middle, Broadwick AT right

liked this a lot- anorak style with front kangaroo pocket

Henning-reminded us of Hush Puppies/Wallabys

durable tread outsoles---






guys go graphic-Barbados , Hellesdon WHP, Esteban WHP (r-l)
backpack matches up-b/w print-gal's Cawston MP

THE RUNWAY COLLECTION-is just that, off the runway---Institutionnelle handbags are understated elegance-

Colorblock Milano bonded with Piqué and Leather yokes

female mannequin wearing a cotton canvas jacket w/reflective lining-matching cotton piqué bonded with piqué skirt. Men's light grey printed cotton canvas hooded parka in front 

Designed by Felipe Oliveira Baptist-the RUNWAY COLLECTION sported sporty elements ---of course, but these ensembles are very sophisticated and masterfully made-using materials like the trademark cotton petit piqué fabric, mixed in with ultrafine jersey, leather---embedded with performance features that'll stand up to the weather, anywhere....
the board-backstage staple---can see how the clothes fit all together---rounded voluminous shoulders throughout...men and women...

Parka-cotton canvas-off black printed---an explorer's theme...ready for the Arctic-or downtown

matching pants of cotton canvas-off black printed

Bright orange parka-printed cotton piqué bonded with Milano

bright orange Milano pants-for men who will be noticed

sweatshirt-colorblock cotton piqué bonded with Mialno

liked the moto-seamed details of these pants-reminded us of racing skiwear-with articulated silhouettes for movement


we want those gloves!..with forest green cotton canvas printed jacket


zipped dress-colorblock cotton piqué bonded with piqué

fav -with leather and neoprene blocks 


Translucent off white plastic raincoats...travel piece par excellence

close-up of this great print....blown-up maps and aerial pics of glaciers

Love this-a chandelier that is no doubt, not for sale anywhere


INFO: LACOSTE -www.lacoste.com