The French crocodile-logo label has always held its irreplaceable spot on the catwalks of the most famous fashion shows, and New York Fashion Week spring 2015 is no exception. The brand is known worldwide not only due to its simple, but at the same time elegant outfits both for men and women (the company keeps on multiplying its commercial appeal year by year), but also the fashion shows, which every time turn into a real spectacle (you remember Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear show with runway that resembled a tennis court, don’t you? You could even hear recoded sounds and voices that you usually hear during tennis matches). Oh we were so ready for yet another spectacle! And Christophe Lemaire this time as well did not disappoint us. The Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection was off to a gorgeous start. As usual, the collection consisted in both sporty and elegant pieces, and sometimes even the juxtaposition of the two. As always, the collection lacked floating silhouettes or anything luxurious.
At the beginning of the Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection show, the reigning colors were mainly the white and the different shades of blue. The pieces were elegant and smart: grayish button down coats with cropped sleeves and side slits, knee-length coats with massive pockets, all white combination of fitted pants, a blouse and a jacket, a vest with cropped sleeves reaching just below hips and so on. Then the models took the catwalk in outfits that appeared to be sportier: navy sweatshirts paired with asymmetrical flared sporty skirts, pink jumpsuit shorts combined with an oversized red and white tee, a combination of black sporty pants with a black and white tee, hooded navy sweatshirts with black leggings, oversized sweatshirts and tees resembling dresses and so on.
Yet the most eye-catching of the entire Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection were the sporty dresses or the dressy sports outfits. The combination of these two may seem like a crazy idea to an outsider, but we are sure it made absolute sense to true Lacoste fans. Here we should mention an array of cool and super fun dresses: asymmetrical ones with black and red stripes, mini dresses with tops resembling jerseys and black and yellow shirtwaists with rolled up sleeves and Lacoste’s signature collars. The geometric shapes and the massive number prints were one of the details that gave the collection its sporty touch. Turtleneck mini dresses with a sheer transparent layer of cloth up front were something we could not miss.
The majority of the looks lacked any accessories, although some of them were complemented with sunglasses and massive bags. The footwear included both sporty and classy shoes: we saw tennis shoes and sneakers, and we saw open toe high-heeled sandals.
With the Lacoste spring/summer 2015 collection as well Lacoste proved the idea that unlike the majority of other fashion labels representing fashion concepts designed exclusively for catwalks and not for the everyday life, it designs and presents to our attention outfits that can be worn by anyone and every day. It’s a simple brand for simple people, who lead a simple life!
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