More Lacoste Fashion Week Roundup

Here’s a wider sampling of the reaction to the show featuring Lacoste’s new Spring/Summer line for 2012.

The New York Times said “Felipe Oliveira Baptista had a nice debut at Lacoste this morning with a collection that featured women’s looks largely based on rugby shirts …”

The Telegraph said “Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s first collection for Lacoste offered more than sporty loungewear for tennis widows.”

Elle said “At the Lacoste show this morning, there were still the polo shirts and the crisp, tennis court-ready pants that made it a household name—but if the collection proved anything, it’s that the label isn’t afraid of change.”

Lastly, FabSugar said “Felipe Oliveira Baptista redefined the term “sport chic” today for his debut as the creative director of French sportif brand Lacoste at New York Fashion Week.”

Overall, reaction to the new line seems to have been very positive.

 

Lacoste’s New Designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista Debuts His First Full Line at Fashion Week

Lacoste’s new designer debuted his first full line at 2011 Fashion Week. As the New York Times noted:

Felipe Oliveira Baptista had a nice debut at Lacoste this morning with a collection that featured women’s looks largely based on rugby shirts, some cool outerwear pieces and, for men, a larger-than-usual piqué used on blazers and polo shirts that looked nice and breathable. Mr. Baptista, who is Portuguese by birth, shows his own line in Paris and took over Lacoste this season from Chistophe Lemaire, who scooted over to Hermès.

“I grew up with Lacoste,” Mr. Baptista said. “It was a very big challenge to go and work with a brand that is so worldwide and enormous. I wanted to make things simple, but simple that doesn’t mean boring.”

Read more about the new clothing line at The New Guy at Lacoste.