fall prêt-à-porter, paris: felipe oliveira baptista
by Jeremy Danté
as the newly crowned artistic director of lacoste, felipe oliveira baptista presents his namesake collection before debuting his new collection for lacoste. i loved the collection for it’s chic approach to fall & stylish translation of womenswear. deep military greens were seen from the first look in the collection, showcasing a woman covered in a long length structural coat with boots & pants. sheer tops, well comstructed leather coats & fur capped sleeves followed before slices of color were seen on the collections collars & cuffs. bouts of navy were seen as exotic engineered prints accented the collections black looks beautifully. the stunning show of skill in construction continued as the collection presented more statement coats with voluminous lapels, exaggerated collars & layered simulation. the sheer tops from the beginning of the collection were cohesively connected to the collections design additions of sheer textiles that were added to the collections blazers, which added feminine overtones to a more masculine concept. satin gowns were fused with fur collars as pieces in angora, leather & wool brought the collection to a halt with the last few looks, in complete black. overall, it’s style & a modern interpretation of design & femininity. im very excited to see that felipe is taking the opportunity to flex more of his own creativity through his namesake collection, while simultaneously direction at lacoste. im more than thrilled to see what he presents for the french sportswear label as well. a strong direction presented this season & beautiful set of looks. put felipe on your design radar.