Aug 03, 2018 | By Nicole McLennan
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Paris: Lacoste’s sporty heritage received a sleek reinvention for Pre-Fall, arriving as a more polished and less colorful look. Black, grey and white comprised the foundation of simple pieces like slim trousers, a-line minis and parkas, while a judicious and clean use of poppy and tangerine resulted in ombré crewneck sweaters and colorblocked silk tops. Designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista presented Lacoste’s classic polo as a long sleeved dress and inserted the label’s alligator icon into a stark fair isle pattern, creating a subtle new branding technique. Although most of Pre-Fall’s proportions were slim and fitted, several pairs of relaxed trousers had an easy slouch which complimented both turtlenecks and cropped jackets as well as youthful felt baseball caps.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Relaxed / A-line
Color: Medium blue / Poppy / Black / Navy / White / Tangerine / Peach / Coral / Olive / Cream / Chocolate / Heather grey
Key Items: Sleeveless silk blouses / Ski sweaters / Slim trousers / Trench coats / Polo dresses / Cashmere crewnecks / A-line pleated skirts / Cropped jackets / Silk shirtdresses / Baseball jackets / Parkas / Sweater dresses / Double breasted shirt dresses / Slim turtlenecks
Materials: Silk / Piqué / Cashmere / Gabardine / Cotton / Intarsia knits
Print + Pattern: Colorblocking / Ombré / Fair isle
Details + Trim: Pleating / Contrast piping / Contrast pockets / Quilting
Accessories + Footwear: Long gloves / Ankle boots / Baseball caps / Slouchy leather clutches / Slim leather belts / Leather tote bags / Oversize sunglasses / Knit scarves / Opaque hosiery
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