French luxury brand, Lacoste released their Spring/Summer 14/15 collection with a strong hint of inspiration from their original yachting heritage.
In 1985, along with one of the most prestigious French yachting manufacturers, Lacoste designed the L42, followed one year later by the L36, two sailing boats that combined style, comfort and performance, which resulted in the the creation of the polo shirt by René Lacoste in the 1920s.
The brand was inspired to return to a maritime universe for the spring/summer collection with a focus on sailing boats. According to a spokesman for Lacoste, “Style, comfort and performance” were three words that resonate with Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s vision for lacoste.
This lead him to research the nautical heritage to design a collection that revisits the first yachtsmen’s tailoring as well as the technical nature of this challenging sport that has always generated great textile innovation.
The french brand which celebrated 80 years in 2013, has used fabrics such as light cotton veil, subtle tie and dye denim, micro gingham, “caviar” pique, technical double-faced canvases, as well as nautical stripes that are knitted from two threads or applique lace.
The colour palette, includes blue, white, red and yellow establish nautical accents while orange, lilac, pale mint, grey and deep purple. The collection has offered a more fashionable element in the womenswear with wrapping, texture, layering being key themes with a bit of tailoring thrown in the mix with coats.
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