Lacoste, has joined forces with the up-and-coming sportswear brand, Sporty & Rich, to introduce a unique collection that revives Lacoste’s signature styles from the 1970s and 1980s. Comprising 22 distinct pieces, the collection offers a diverse range of items such as tracksuits, sweatshirts, pleated skirts, tank tops, jumpsuits, hats, and the timeless polo shirts. The collection was thoughtfully curated by the creative minds of Louis Trotter, Lacoste’s former creative director, and Emily Oberg, the founder of Sporty & Rich.
Sporty & Rich has garnered a reputation for its tennis-inspired collections, which include an ongoing collaboration with Prince Tennis. The newly launched collection with Lacoste effectively taps into this sports-focused ethos and marries it with Lacoste’s own tennis-inspired styles from its archives. The collection seamlessly integrates the iconic iconography of Sporty & Rich with Lacoste’s globally recognized crocodile logo. Highlighted pieces from this line include a white pleated tennis skirt, a light blue halter crop top with matching shorts, and a range of polo shirts.
Emily Oberg, the creative force behind Sporty & Rich, revealed that the collaboration with Lacoste was a natural and smooth process due to the shared vision and aesthetic sensibilities of both brands. The team sifted through Lacoste’s archives from the ’70s and ’80s and selected their favored styles, which were then revamped and adapted to appeal to contemporary customers. Oberg elaborated that the collection embodies a fusion of tennis and holiday styles, making it an ideal choice for both on-court and off-court scenarios.
Since its inception five years ago, Sporty & Rich has established a strong track record of successful collaborations with renowned brands like Adidas, Solid & Striped, and Clark’s. The brand is gearing up for its second collaborative launch with Adidas next month. Oberg perceives these collaborations as an integral part of Sporty & Rich’s growth strategy, as they enable the brand to reach and resonate with a wider audience.
The Lacoste x Sporty & Rich collection is a harmonious blend of vintage-inspired and contemporary styles that are likely to captivate both fashion connoisseurs and sports enthusiasts. The collection can be accessed and purchased on Lacoste’s official website and selected retail outlets across the globe.
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