Monday, March 23, 2015

LACOSTE Footwear F/W 2015


runway collection
Lead designer Oliveira Baptista is aways inspired by Lacoste's rich sporty heritage---and so he and his employer were (and always are) a step ahead of this year's trendy Athleisure inspired athletic streetwear.


Clean silhouettes with urban edge, functioning fabrics (have to see/feel to appreciate, imo), and luxe comfort-marching orders for the entire collection-from the runway-to rtw-to the footwear (and accessories)...AND OF COURSE THOSE POLO TOPS.
patent shiny grey-ish blue-a dominant F/W 2015 color...on men's Derby...nice stitch details…would look just right wear without socks
lightweight-as rubber compound used outsole is also shock absorbing for all day wear
leather-suede Derbys
high-tops-leather metallic...white outsole...
metallics and this shiny rich leather in F/W colors-in a lifestyle low-top sneaker-with croc logo on side
The distinguishing commonality of almost all of the Lacoste footwear we saw at the most recent media preview---is taking the white rubber outsole of a typical tennis sneaker-and laces-mixed with a wide variety of upper textures---that for the most part-is super lightweight.

Tennis-major inspiration for style cues

mixed wool and leather upper-atop white rubber rim + treaded orange outsoles -so light ----mere ounces. All day comfort
old school 90's on suede, wool, leather in dark grays,black...on white outsole. 

winter weather worthy---plush warm/fuzzy lined leather lace-up boots on treaded F/W 2015
classic loafers-with that sporty white rubber outsole…def. worn without socks
another leather lace-up lifestyle sneaker----

outsole is .patterned for durability... and grippy like a tennis sneaker on hard court
women's cotton canvas slip-on in polka dot maroon...has cushioned footbed and side elastic inserts that are stretchy for ez on/off---nice version of summer kicks in a F/W color...white rubber outsole

Drivers--- a luxe leather slip-with tassels...pebbled rubber outsole...grip a car's pedals

 suede Driver---with interior band in classic nautical navy/white stripe
and new this year-completely all rubber Driver outsole makes this popular style all day- walk on the street-friendly ....
boat shoe styles- with leather laces adjust for perfect fit...atop thick non-marking rubber outsole...w/ brushed suede upper + leather back ankle this color combo a lot
another blue-grey suede boat-shoe---atop white rubber outsole
Chic separates----black-navy-blue-grey of RTW collections...
wool is an appropriate cool weather upper textile for lifestyle sneakers-that are an everyday take on classic sneaker profile...with white outsole+toe bumps...
sturdy canvas-like the intense leather trim---on white outsole-schematically ties into scarf -pictured above
slip-ons-for men-with stretchy elastic webbing inserts...ez on/off...
fav look  of ours-fashion-y take on comfy sweatpants-jogger-and sweatshirt
well made-chuka style -suede...great outsole stitch details atop a winter tough lug outsole...with that white rubber outsole bump
narrower silhouette... desert boot  less clunky looking-black trim, blue outsole makes this look edgy not grandpa
booties-desert style ankle boots-very popular footwear style-in suede and leather-for men and women...on block heel
Camo is always 'in' whether the licensed Mossy Oak hunting kind-or this season-by Lacoste's patterns-inspired by the British Naval camouflage colors in use (and used).

Lacoste L!VE sli-ons- in a naval warfare ready upper and white rubber poutsole
leather-with classic Naval color stripes...
there were a few to the knee boots-equestrian styles with back zips and side pull-on/up tabs...

back velcro tab-easy on/off pleather/suede Lacoste high-top delivers in this burgundy tone-and also in dark blue.
teal-peacock blue...suede, leather with white rubber outsole also in the equation...even in the sport performance collections...

smart leather slip-on with moisture wicking-anti-odor Ortholite footbeds...
back tab in stripes ...ez on/off- we like the white trim accents on lifestyle kick with a black rubber outsole...another version in red, white, navy...