Lacoste Cuts Ties With Rappers Moha La Squale and Romeo Elvis Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Updated 09/21/20

The Jakarta Post reports that Lacoste has cut ties with rappers Moha La Squale and Romeo Elvis over accusations of sexual assault:

French clothing brand Lacoste has ended its collaboration with rappers Moha La Squale and Romeo Elvis, the company said Friday after both men were accused of sexual assault.

Moha La Squale became the subject of a police investigation earlier this month on allegations of raping, threatening or forcibly confining several women.

The retailer had worked with the 25-year-old hip hop star since the release of his hugely popular debut album Bendero in 2018 but said in a statement sent to AFP that it had ended its relationship with him months before the allegations came to light.

They also cut ties with French rapper Romeo Elvis, 27 who apologised in early September for “inappropriately” touching someone. The confession came after he was accused of sexual assault on social media.  As Explica reports:

“Values ​​that no longer correspond to Lacoste’s image.” This is what the crocodile brand has just clarified, announcing that it had ceased all collaboration with Romeo Elvis. The Belgian rapper admitted to having sexually assaulted a woman on September 9, 2020. Despite his public apologies – which did not convince everyone – the young man has just lost his contract with Lacoste.

Read more details in the Jakarta Post story. Or, for more coverage see the following stories in the Malysian Insight or the Gulf Times.

Fake Lacoste Shirts Seized in Vietnam

VN Express reports that a large number of fake Lacoste shirts have been seized in Vietnam:

Authorities have confiscated thousands of fake branded T-shirts carrying names like Nike, Gucci, Lacoste and Adidas from a garment maker in Hai Duong.

A Friday inspection by the provincial market surveillance department found that the factory run by the Dang Linh HD Garment Co. Ltd, using four industrial sewing machines, was making fake branded T-shirts.

The department seized 6,446 finished T-shirts and 2,050 unfinished ones, apart from several kilograms of accessories like buttons, sewing thread and plastic covers, for further verification and investigation.

Read more details at VN Express.

Editor’s Note: As always, the counterfeit Lacoste keeps coming, so before you buy make sure you check out my articles on detecting fake Lacoste shirts and detecting fake Lacoste bags, or my detailed discussion of how to authenticate Lacoste.

 

Lacoste Collaboration with Chinatown Market Announced

Updated 09/10/20

The collection is now live at the Lacoste Store! Also, at a few other select retailers like TrendyGolfUSA.com.

Lacoste has announced a new collaboration with Chinatown Market that will be available on September 7th for purchase. Booska-p.com notes that if you missed the 2018 Hypefest collaboration between the brands, now’s your chance:

Today, Lacoste and Chinatown Market are coming together again for a daring collection in which the crocodile logo is revisited in an XXL version on t-shirts and polo shirts . Perfectly part of the current trend, the line focuses on pastel colors and oversized looks. A black hoodie completes this capsule collection alongside retro short-sleeved shirts.

Here’s the Youtube video highlighting the collaboration:

HypeBeast has more coverage of what they call a “logo heavy” collection:

Since launching four years ago, Chinatown Market has become renowned globally for its nostalgic products, ranging from apparel and sneakers, to basketballs, rugs and collectibles.

Now teaming up with Lacoste, the pair have unveiled the famous crocodile logo in an oversized version on a T-shirt, as well as embroidered in different colours on sweatshirts and caps. The collection also includes two pastel-colored polo shirts and a jet-black hoodie, both of which also feature a co-branded iteration of the Lacoste logo.

Read more at HypeBeast.

More coverage from Fashion United UK who state that “A leader in the streetwear realm, Chinatown Market brings its unique and bold aesthetic to Lacoste’s sporty aesthetic,” and that “this new collaboration marks the first time Lacoste and Chinatown Market have designed a collection together.” Meanwhile, sister-site Fashion United India writes:

Straight from the West Coast of the United States, Chinatown Market arrives on September 7 to shake up Lacoste’s edgy style with a new collaboration. With its casual nostalgic touch, it will inject a dose of unique boldness and streetwear air to the crocodile brand’s most creative line.

More coverage from Apparel News, WWD, Gay Times UK and  Respect Mag:

Two years after a highly successful, initial limited-edition customization collaboration in 2018, Lacoste and Chinatown Market joined forces again to design a fresh collection featuring bold new colorways and reimagined crocodile logos that smartly juxtapose the classic style of Lacoste’s signature polos, t-shirts, hats and sweatshirts with Chinatown Market’s drama and whimsy. The vibrant unisex collection includes a fierce oversized painted crocodile on t-shirts; colorful embroidered crocodiles on sweatshirts and caps; and a globe motif on short-sleeve shirts to symbolize the soaring digital rise of Chinatown Market’s ironic creations.

Lacoste’s New Collaboration With Ysy Celebrates Novak Djokovic

YSY Lacoste LogoUpdated 08/27/20 

The collection is live on the Lacoste Store. You can see it   at https://www.lacoste.com/us/lacoste-x-youssef-sy/.

More coverage of the collections release from SportsSkeeda:

The Lacoste x YSY Collection will feature a Novak Djokovic caricature as a tribute to the tennis great, and is meant to evoke inspiration, admiration and respect.

As well as at Respect Mag:

When asked about the design collaboration with Lacoste, Sy confided, “After my meeting with Louise Trotter and her team, we agreed that we wanted to give the concept a bit more depth by combining it with values dear to Novak and Lacoste. His tenacity in holding onto his number one spot, his dedication to work and the way he passes on his abilities via his foundation and shares with his fans are the values I wanted to highlight in my drawing”.

Also at Fashion United India.  More coverage at Tennis World USA.

Original Story – Yahoo Sports reports that Lacoste is launching a new collection in collaboration with the Artist Yay that celebrates Novak Djokovic:

The collection, which will be available at select Lacoste stores, the company’s web site and retail partners, includes polo shirts, hats and sweatshirts bearing Djokovic in Sy’s pop art illustration style. Other motifs seen in the collection are natural elements like mountains and the sea, which are on a tennis ball.

Sy first created the Djokovic character in 2016 after the athlete’s French Open win at Roland-Garros. Lacoste, with Sy and the Etendart association, also revived a tennis court in Clichy, France, with Djokovic-inspired designs by Sy.

The collection launches on August 26th. For more details, see Yahoo Sports.