PARIS — Lacoste has selected British industrial designer Michael Young as the guest designer for its second annual Holiday Collector’s Series, for which the brand selects someone outside the fashion world to reinterpret its iconic polo shirt.
Young is an influential furniture designer whose works have been acquired by some of the world’s leading design museums. He is best known for his brightly colored, curvy, humorous, sometimes cartoonish plastic furniture. Before opening his own design studio he spent four years working for Tom Dixon, who was Lacoste’s guest designer last year. Young said the collaboration with Lacoste came about through his friendship with John Storey, who heads the brand’s global PR.
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