Lacoste Spring 2014
The Lacoste Spring 2014 collection was all about strong lines. From the wire cages set up along the runway to the booklet of old photographs — of tennis courts, in particular — awaiting guests at their seats to the piping on the collar of one of the model's polo shirts, the theme quite truly underlined designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista's latest show. The offering also toyed with tennis in more ways than just intersecting lines: A-line skirts and wrap dresses showcased silhouettes primed for movement, and parkas and lightweight jackets — in clay browns and rosy beiges — provided the requisite structure. As the show notes alluded, Baptista "continues to flirt with the paradoxes of sportswear." And that line is most definitely clear.