Felipe Oliveira Baptista mined the archives and created a strong sport-inspired collection. Looking to the Sixties, when Lacoste made the French national team’s skiwear, the designer showed his version of Alpine sweaters, bicolored leggings and little zip-front knit shifts in geometric patterns and solids. He left the slopes showing looser jumpsuits and calf-length flaring skirts, and even included a long, ivory knitted swirling shirtdress. Baptista has a light hand when it comes to layers — especially with leathers — such as a quilted navy jacket over a matching knitted shift. But he would do well to lose those zipped-to-the-shoulders, capelike split sleeves flying over bare-arms dresses and jumpsuits.

Felipe Oliveira Baptista mined the archives and created a strong sport-inspired collection. Looking to the Sixties, when Lacoste made the French national team’s skiwear, the designer showed his version of Alpine sweaters, bicolored leggings and little zip-front knit shifts in geometric patterns and solids. He left the slopes showing looser jumpsuits and calf-length flaring skirts, and even included a long, ivory knitted swirling shirtdress. Baptista has a light hand when it comes to layers — especially with leathers — such as a quilted navy jacket over a matching knitted shift. But he would do well to lose those zipped-to-the-shoulders, capelike split sleeves flying over bare-arms dresses and jumpsuits.

To access this article, click here to subscribe or to log in.

To Read the Full Article
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Tap into our Global Network

Of Industry Leaders and Designers

load comments
blog comments powered by Disqus