Monday, October 26, 2015

#LACOSTESS16 RTW,Kids,POLOS,Sportswear, BASICS, Footwear


The Summer Olympics in Brazil-serve as muse-with country flags the prints to covet

Celebrating the Summer Olympics in Brazil-with French Flair of wearable Sportswear to Streetwear Part 1 


NYC

Lacoste's NYC headquarters staged an all encompassing preview of its runway-rtw-sportwear-kids, accessories, footwear and men's basics...for its Spring 2016.

Fyi on-prints-almost seem abstract geometric-are country flag colors----on fab. design utilitarian pieces boasting a designer's touch.
An occasion we ALWAYS look forward to-the media staged event allows for a complete viewing of Lacoste's seasonal thematic interpretations of its sporty past -now firmly in the present-most notably via wondrous prints and use of technical fabrics-as earlier shown on the runway-helmed by the creative lead, Felipe Oliveira Baptista.

Three key color -themes this season=Ultra Marine (rowing+yachting colors), Grand Podium (bold colors, strong lines-Olympic country flags), and Chromatic Sun (summery pop colors and characteristic prints).

wearable knits, oversize weather tough raincoats sweeping in length. and odes to the sailing nautical life of yachters...via military inspired silhouettes...highlights
SPECIAL LOVE-the polos that never fail to become collectables-this season- the flag collar selections in time for the Summer Olympics.

NOTED:
Interestingly ----the past few seasons have seen many labels-the large world wide names- and small emerging companies...jump on the band wagon of 'athleisure' with performance textiles deftly deployed in outdoors or gym to streetwear urban styles...but IMO the original company to do this---is Lacoste-when founder superstar tennis champ- Rene Lacoste and the logo 'le Croc'-made its initial appearance of the now iconic pique polo top during French Open (self branding -from 1927)-and launched the company 1933.

looks...from the SS'16 runway show during NYFW
And the preppy chic sporty touch-with that Gallic flair-is a enviable lesson in how to expand a performance brand into a lifestyle giant that has the streetwear/accessories edge down pat.



men get classic, modern separates....function as streetwear-but can tell these are weather worthy-as well as stylish
epaulets, double breasted mac gets some nautical trims


Lacoste polo gets color blocked...vintage sporty spirit


upscale sporty footwear-Euros embraced lifestyle sneakers  before USAers did...here country flag colors in suede and leather sneakers-with white foxing, breathable lining, logo pop on back heel

block heel  suede sandals with white foxing...runway shoe...that the models could walk in!
in brown- grey suede-block heel sandal has adjustable ankle closure-with logo pop...perforated ankle...-cushioning footbed...


Highlights:

The basics-in footwear and accessories-functional shapes for the haulers in Spring'16 colors, and footwear- all pay homage to the  classic white tennis shoes---for everyday-off the court.
totes and wristlets in patent----pretty Lacoste Spring '16 key colors

Lacoste touch-in colognes, sunglasses, watches...

Navy and orange color scheme for Spring'16
perforated ballet flats...key look for Spring women...
men's accessories...messenger bags, camera bags in marine colors in durable nylon fabric





Leather briefcase/gymbag hybrid-with modern silver hardware-practical with large outer zipped compartment and inside man compartment big enough for after work gym clothes...shoulder strap included

blue suede chuckas

the L1212 Polo shirt-an anniversary celebration capsule collection gets matching footwear....in a tennis inspired leather sneaker...




L1212 leather sneaker...comes in several colors...with classic white foxing
L1212 colors...
KIDs

Adorable-Lacoste attires all from birth on up...


these pieces are just as polished as the adult versions---with playful touches-like oversized crocs



sporty boatshoe styles...like the color combos...

velcro closures in cute maryjane style....

sweet cotton tee gets croc in navy/white stripes

as cute as a uniform...drawstring details on skirt...lined on varsity style jacket...

marine theme
children's velcro-ed sneakers,  polos and tees...in Ultra Marine colors...


The mariners way of life is even relevant for the land locked-featuring deeper tones of green and black,  classic navy/white nautical stripes, bright yellow-in weather worthy anoraks and jackets, slip-on shoes with non-marking outsoles. and separates made from breathable comfy cotton and water impervious nylons and neoprene.




deep green-forest shade...to more lighter-kelly green...



comfy knit-l/s crew neck grey sweater....year round wear


key slip-on for men...blue suede...with leather trim...atop sneaker white foxing
checked plaid shorts...slightly slimmer cut than baggy boxer style...



-navy/white boat neck frock never go out of style...

footwear close-up-blue suede key upper material paired with white outsole...wear without socks...of course


breathable uppers...leather trim

Lacoste heritage-sailors+seafarers

Made in France capsule grouping of polos...sophisticated color blocking and premium materials-reminds us of Mondrian...




groupings of polos, footwear and small accessories-can see the Global Marine theme...


so handsome-derby style in brush suede-punched out details, fresh white outsole...

nautical blue leather lace-up for guys-cool blue heel and foxing...

shoe options

sophisticated flat---back zip -textured reptilian style- leather upper-footbed is cushioning

wedge sandal...covered leather wedge...adjustable heel strap+webbed uppers...adds comfy height which is why wedges are always popular. Can walk in them.

perforated uppers are a theme...nice slide...in navy and bright red...below...on white-nicely done


perforated upper in closed toe slip-on...
Papa x Polo

FUN orange-very pretty top in contemporary modern design Lacoste Live
color groupings...purple, red, orange and black...

...special polo top an homage to LSC...a logo done well-with croc on the sleeve. 
ope mesh -red leather trim-boat shoe...one of our fav looks for men-toggle closure for ties ...practical
"brand athletic elegance"-sportswear that performs but looks just as pulled together on a city sidewalk-including these board shorts for guys-little neater-slimmer than typical American baggy version...




colors...
for men-tie shoe almost made out of the same material as the Lacoste L/S cotton button down-pictured below

like the button down shirts...crisp cotton-y upper...goes great with a summer seersucker suit...

nice detail...the footbeds are impressed with croc too!

bold colors...polos...color blocked -sporty varsity homage-in spring tones---impressive there is a single seam here...and a single piece of fabric-3 elegant materials come together as one! 

Rene Lacoste iconic pic of the French Open champion in a backswing...



country flag collars...





Show your allegiance Lacoste Polo---great idea-
denim is seen throughout...spring staple fabric which is an original French textile...




Brigitte Bardot moment -when we saw this plaid...like a picnic table...fresh and epitomizes the season
cropped fitted pants that flatter....

punch outs are well done....in pastel and a creamy white....


squares reflect the plaid pattern...in pastel slip-ons...NICE

men's----pattern is on footwear and below-breezy short sleeve button down....
picnic table plaid---love these slides for women...



Yellow...here is bold---other colors gently faded and soft to touch fabrics...easy to mix in with wardrobe staples...






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PART TWO

CODA: Lacoste Home towels-boldly colored too:

beach towels----