Lacoste Wants To Dress You For an Aprés Ski Rave
We’ve got good news for the kids who were held back after failing geometry. For Lacoste’s Fall/Winter ’16 collection, designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista mined the historic house’s archives to inspire the latest collection, looking specifically to the Olympic ski uniforms the maison designed in the ’60s. The wooden set felt like a futuristic aprés ski lodge, with geometric wooden beams that the models emerged from. Wearing minimalist makeup, they lined up in formation and walked the walk in every color under the Lacoste rainbow with a latex twist that would make JungleJim4322 blush.
The usual fall hues were infused with standout shades of teal, red, and pink in the color-blocked patterns that played to the iconic sportswear brand’s history. Taking a break from last season’s Americana overload, these garments took on a more athletic vibe. The plunging necklines on sweaters we wish we’d had walking to work today in the arctic were one of our favorite looks. The standout, though, came from a remarkable blazer and pant pairing that brought the tree ring pattern and accented it with the most dramatic zip sweater you’ll ever see outside of bingo night at the YMCA.