Lacoste

By
Photography Shawn Brackbill

Published February 9, 2014

It’s New York Fashion Week and seasoned Interview photographers Shawn Brackbill, Christopher Gabello, Kate Owen, and Pablo Ravazzani are backstage and front row at our favorite shows. Check in daily and follow Shawn, Chris, Kate, and Pablo on Interview‘s TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, for the latest updates.  

At his Fall/Winter show yesterday morning, Felipe Oliveira Baptista distilled Lacoste down to its essentials. Mining the French brand’s long history of sportswear, Baptista focused on golf gear-inspired, monogrammed sweats; nylon windbreakers; and oversized knit sweaters. Gone were any garish colors and prints, rather looks were paired with simple matching accessories—patent leather booties, gloves, and discrete leather handbags for the girls; clean sneakers and solid backpacks for the boys—and prints were refined to a single detail. While certain elements, such as the “fair play” roundneck sweatshirts, are sure to be hits with New York’s gaggle of throwback ’90s club kids, the minimalist palette of deep scarlet, olive green, and dark navy lent a certain modernity—and maturity—to the collection. 

For more from New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014, click here