Thursday, December 5, 2013

LACOSTE SPRING 2014 Footwear, Apparel, Accessories M/W Part 1

color blocks that a directly related to hatching/boating. Always chic---no matter if on the Riviera or the Hudson
Madison Avenue, NYC

One of our fav ever media previews----is always Lacoste….so much so their pr gets annoying emails from us tous les tempswhen is it, when is it?
nautical navy and white-classics in polos, drawstring shorts-

sports a lot of performance handy details-rolled up zip away hood, 3 handy pockets,  gathered waist keeps elements out...

It's easy to see why---the 80 years old French label/brand that's a ginormous world wide seller-just nails it when it comes to integrative marketing merchandise that typically sport the crocodile icon-the clothes-casual, athlete-ready and runway, the footwear-from lazy day beach sandals-to feminine heels- to hand crafted men's classics, the accessories-sunglasses, multi-tasking handbags/satchels, watches, and even the home decor =all capture the Lacoste spirit of sporty chic.

Leather Sole Family Moorwell-full leather sole loafer-in black, grey or brown. 
There was a lot to say OUI OUI to for Spring 2014 which should start shipping in about 5 weeks…beginning with the overall design arch that refs Lacoste heritage as an athletic wear brand-tennis in particular---plus, sailing, golf….and taking those elements-in colors ad silhouettes…into the clothes…and footwear.

Hallon -classic

The shoe selections were wide ranging-including the successful Lacoste Essential Design -with innovative lines, high end construction, primo materials---apparently with classic silhouettes, modernized---of course, but inspired by "avant garde films."
Orford Weave-Lacoste answer to a derby

Right, luxe sneaker family Heldon V-2 different sized straps-in off white, black or burgundy. Left-Walsham Perf in nubuck- leather-2 tone chukka style
The textural Orford Weave-…is a classic Derby upper with a sporty influenced rubber outsole (durable and comfy)---will sell great. IMO---love it.
aviators-classic sunglass silhouette

crisp tennis whites=always fresh…Elena large carry-all or Elena crossover in white with regimental stripes-goes with everything

iconic looks-on and off the tennis courts…

L.OOP-a twist on the traditional running silhouette. Lightweight comfort, style, and fun color waves!

outsoles-two tones-durable!
Explore the Freedom-Lacoste's theme for these cute kicks...

Croc backpacks in fresh spring shades

L.IGHT textile, synthetic shoes---taking inspiration from the naming of the classic L.12.12.

These two tone sneakers hybrids reference the classic designs dating back to 1963 René-techy sports and lifestyle runner-in one.
For Freedom Men=L.OWANGLE-lifetyle take on the classic golf shoe- with strategic placed lugs for grip-yup this really is course ready. High performance Ortholite moulded in socks for comfort+anti-microbial, PLUS water tough upper…pictured in leather- also synthetic versiosn.


Helaine Runner

Women's sportswear looks get a very stylish take---very Euro too---rafia finish---woven running shoe with narrower last so its very feminine. Also very cool-a croc-inspired 'scale' sole-for great grip and movement---lined in moisture wicking/breathable leather. NICE.
left-back Nelly Medium Shopper…or right bag-Institutionelle = full set with Helaine Runner

Love-the rtw dress-far left-clever polo style croc top on flattering high waist, vaguely empire shaped navy bodice. 
René Lacoste actually patented the first tubular steel metal tennis racquet (which sold in the USA under Wilson Sporting Goods moniker)---- the old wooden ones that dominated courts till the early 1960's. Hence the croc tennis racquets…and all he terrific modern preppish takes on old school classic navy blazer, trousers, and oxford brogues.

René Prep-elegant prep---with a op of color that refs the French Riviera…with an ultra light blown rubber sole, screen printed toe cap, subtle pin branding and handmade leather laces!