Felipe Oliveira Baptista said he channeled a “futuristic ski vibe” for fall.
Tapping into Lacoste’s heritage — the brand provided the French Olympic Team with uniforms in the Sixties — the designer injected this fun, youthful lineup with sporty references. Women’s knit dresses and pants featured side bands and were paired with color-block sweaters with a vintage feel and oversize puffers in a pattern resembling the grain of wood. Graphic images of skiers were embroidered on a flared skirt with a matching top, while ski gloves were attached to the sleeves of sweaters and jackets via zippers.
For a more urban look, the designer delivered covetable shearling pieces — including an indigo vest and a reversible coat — along with cool parkas and skirts worked in jersey-backed vinyl for comfort.
The men’s offering had more of a streetwear influence, with a red down jacket decorated with the Lacoste logo and oversize sweatshirts paired with matching sweatpants. Baptista has referenced streetwear before, but this season his interpretations felt more in line with the brand. The Seventies came through with corduroy trousers and color-block sweaters, while highlights included the shearling coats and parkas with back-zip details.