Lacoste Fall 2012
>> Let it snow. For his second season at Lacoste, Felipe Oliveira Baptista hip the slopes with a collection of Alpine-ready separates. Tapping the brand's 1966 contract with the French national ski team, Baptista sent down a cohesive assortment of streamlined separates that managed to feel nostalgic and modern all at once. A series of body-skimming, zippered knits were done in red, blue, gray, and ivory colorblock; jackets and tops were cut round-shouldered and then split cape-like at the sleeve; and there was plenty of leather to be found throughout. Baptista also injected a terrific bit of print into the collection: a multicolored, hatch-like plaid — which upon closer inspection revealed itself to be the weave of a fabric magnified to the umpteenth degree. This was the kind of elegant sportswear a modern city girl could really get behind.