Held at the Tennis Club de Paris, creative director Louise Trotter came alive with René Lacoste’s unrelenting thirst for excellence. René Lacoste’s dedication was matched by none other than his wife Simone Thion de la Chaume, herself a champion golfer. Together in their day, they reflected the very definition of a sporting power couple. Today Louise Trotter celebrates the harmonies in their contrasts and the beautiful ricochet of references between her sport and his. By applying modern technology to the sartorial aplomb of a century ago, a fresh sense of sporty style rises to the fore. Future classics are imbued with the timeless élan of Lacoste’s French heritage.
Designed for elegance and performance for work or weekend at play the collection exudes consummate athletic ease. Lacoste green and navy are joined by clay court browns, spearmint, sky blue, candy pink, orange, lemon, and tan, in a lively palette that will make weekends of making memories. Comfort and ease are the heart of this new collection which brings the focus closer to the body and fit. Sports blazers and pants are tailored in technical jersey and shell knits and brushed pullovers play with the structures and scale of Prince de Galles, houndstooth, and Vichy checks. Pulled from the lexicon of French pop culture, the Lacoste crocodile peeks out from jacket linings and in a pastel all-over print, as tennis skirts in Japanese jersey are worn with a racket and club print silk blouses and boxy polo styles feature chunky knit collars, contrast plackets, and leather trims.
Protective outerwear is revisited such as the trench, duffel, car coat, and the hood are finished in sleek pairings of bonded jersey neoprene, soft alpaca, or checked double face piped with leather, thermal topstitching, or archive taping. Keeping with simple low key chic after all that we have gone threw no need to fuss overlooks, keeping elegant and simple is the key. Lacoste.