Updated 08/07/2020 – More details from the Moodie Davitt Report. The advertising campaign for Match Point “stars French actor Arnaud Valois, who appeared in the Cannes 2017 Prix du Jury-winning film ‘120 Beats per Minute.’ He is joined by French actress and former rhythmic gymnast Souheila Yacoub, who recently appeared in Gaspar Noé’s film ‘Climax’. The pair meet during a chance encounter in Paris and engage in a game of dance, movement and sensuality, eventually reaching a ‘match point’ at the culmination of the campaign film.” Here’s the ad:
Lacoste has introduced a new men’s perfume the will be available in its Travel Retail locations.
According to Duty Free News International:
Lacoste has unveiled its new fragrance for me, Match Point, characterised by green notes and a woody base.
Supported by a campaign featuring actors Arnaud Valois and Souheila Yacoub, the new perfume comes in a glass bottle adopting all the codes of tennis that the brand holds dear.
The shape of the bottom evokes a tennis ball at match point, leaving its mark on the clay.
Both perfume and travel retail have become increasing important to Lacoste. Read more at DFNI.
Lacoste forges a partnership of excellence with the iconic Roland-Garros brand resulting in a new range of sunglass frames driven by the strong connection between the French legendary tennis tournament created in 1928 and the brand’s innate passion for this inspiring sport.
Lacoste has been a partner of Roland-Garros since 1971. Lacoste is now the exclusive apparel partner of Roland-Garros and presents each year a new apparel co-branded Roland-Garros collection including a lifestyle and performance pieces.
As Lacoste continues to embody authentic French elegance through its sophisticated designs and premium quality materials, this first exclusive co-branding gives voice to the House’s creative Heritage evoking the dynamic spirit of its founder Rene Lacoste, a tennis champion himself and an intuitive entrepreneur known for the invention of the croco-logoed polo shirts.
The collection includes a male and a unisex style crafted from injected plastic and detailed with a double logo featuring the classic Lacoste lettering and a dedicated Roland Garros script in addition to the RG initials on the temple tips.
Revisiting two of Lacoste’s best-selling shapes, the rectangular frame for men and the rounded universal shape are exclusively dressed in the Roland-Garros official colours as an homage to the world-renowned competition which every year brings the best-ranked players of the world to the red clays courts in Paris.
The male sunglasses are available in Black, Matte Black, Matte Green and Matte Blue, while the unisex frame comes in Black, Blue, Havana and Burgundy for £105
The Roland-Garros Eyewear Collection by Lacoste will be available In Stadia during the tournament taking place from September 21st to October 11th and Out Stadia through Lacoste monobrand stores and selected wholesale retailers.
As Lacoste put’s it, its “elegant leather uppers and a simple lace-up silhouette inspire the premium aesthetic of this archive shoe. A stylish leather collar and top tongue further enhance the heritage look. Meanwhile, mesh linings add sport-inspired detailing to the design. Durable rubber outsoles ensure comfort and feature tennis-influenced tread finishes. Green crocodile branding completes the look with signature flair.”
The shoe has the following features:
Classic embroidered green crocodile branding at the quarter
According to the International Law Office website, “the Alicante Provincial Court (acting as the EU Trademark Court) dismissed Equivalenza Retail, SL’s appeal against the Alicante Commercial Court Number 2 judgment of 13 February 2017, in which it had been sentenced for infringing various perfume trademarks owned by Hugo Boss, Gucci and Lacoste in the context of its smell-alike business.” Lacoste and several other brands had filed suit against Equivalenza for selling and marketing “smell-alike” perfumes and making unauthorised use of their registered trademarks both in comparison lists and orally in commercial speech.
The earlier judgement had ordered Equivalenza to:
cease and desist from marketing its perfumes using the plaintiffs’ trademarks.
withdraw and destroy its comparison lists and any other means of advertising containing the plaintiffs’ trademarks.
compensate the plaintiffs and publish the judgment.
Lacoste has launched a brand new line of men’s one-hand watches. Named Kyoto, all the watches in the new collection have a single hand, a design described as having a “daringly minimalist urban look.”
The watches come with either a leather strap with clean-cut edges painted to match the contrasting touch of color on the dial, or a flexible stainless steel mesh strap with magnetic clasp. The watches are priced around $175 US. In Lacoste’s own words:
Time is a tease in the Kyoto collection. One hand and a contrasting rotating disc below the dial take time into their own hands. … This new urban watch for him is a headturner with eye-catching detail.