The French brand's Spring 2019 collection will be designed by its in-house team.
Anchoring the month of fashion weeks is no easy feet, but Paris has never shied away from the challenge. With the longest line-up of presentations (beating out even NYFW) and arguably some of the largest scale productions, there's a LOT to take in. From the season's newfound artistic inclinations, to some "fringe benefits," we've distilled the best-of-the-best from The City of Lights. Click through the slide show to enjoy the feast…Bon Appétit!
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What I most love about Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s shows is the soundtrack. A few years ago, the Portuguese designer insisted on hip-hop, crunk and ele
After his first collection for Lacoste received rather phenomenal reviews, Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s own line, shown yesterday in Paris, continued to explore the theme of practicality with a sexy undertone. After riffing on dancewear last season, this season Baptista produced a symphony of zippers. The show kicked off with a white dress with brown zippers down the front, with plenty more swirling around the arms, begging to be opened. This was followed by a couple more well-behaved ensembles, such as a beige skirt suit with wide sleeves and a matching straight skirt, then a white a-line jacket and pencil skirt suitable for Emma Peel.
Chances are when you think of Lacoste, you think of a pique polo in pale pink adorned with a cute little crocodile. The brand, while never forsaking its roots, is looking to elevate itself off the tennis court and golf course and into your daily wardrobe, with very intriguing results this season. This is Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s first collection for the brand--you’ll recall that former Lacoste creative director Christophe Lemaire decamped for Hermes last year. While Lemaire invigorated the brand a lot, Baptista seems to be out to really turn it on its head.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista was made head designer at Lacoste, for his ergonomic tailoring and easy-to-wear elegance. His own line, that he showed yesterday at Paris’ Palais de Tokyo, felt like a dark, high-end take on his sporty designs. A press release on each seat informed us that the theme of the collection was a "post-apocalyptic atmosphere short-circuited by vivid images of exotic amphibians." Indeed, a military efficiency punctuated with touches of rain forest fluroescents soon filled up the runway.