#ALIVEatNYFW: On The Scene At Lacoste AW15
The Lacoste show played like a love song to tennis and athletic style. As designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista quite rightly emblazoned “Rene [Lacoste] did it first” across many of the looks in his late ’70s-inspired collection.
Reminds Us Of: The styling evoked scenes from “Blow” circa 2001 with Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz before they fell out of love. It was a veritable rich kid’s runway meets tennis match, and we all wanted to play.
He showed deconstructed coats with cheeky, block cutouts and capes worn as coats for men and women, and sporty silk jumpsuits for women that billowed perfectly in sync with the model’s walk. His palette ranged from camel tones in stiff wools to, silky muted reds, and forever preppy white and green cottons.
Standout looks included the white pleated tennis skirt with checker and lattice patterns shaped across the front. From there, the chill of arctic air outside created an immediate connection with his oversized, long fur coats, styled on both men and women. Baptista expertly wove the genres of modern style with ’70s glam.
Sonia Hendrix is a New York fashion publicist and graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in executing celebrity seeding and broadcast outreach initiatives, as well as media product placement for accessories and lifestyle products, including Donna Karan Home, Delman, Pajar Canada, and Nina Footwear. She is a frequent contributor to ALIVE Magazine’s fashion blog Style Notes, providing coverage for special events and New York Fashion Week.