Lacoste Spring 2017 – New York Fashion Week

Lacoste creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista was inspired by the Villa Malaparte in Capri for his Spring/Summer 2017 collection, but only a true fan of the label will put money down on one of these pieces.  The relaxed silhouettes evoked the simplicity of Old Navy in the form of simple shirt dresses, terry cloth robes, shorts, and shapeless striped dresses in a palette of navy, white, mustard, moss green, and mud. Despite the incorporation of interesting features like retractable sleeves or reversible shorts, the clothes themselves are not inspirational for spring and only serve to put you in the mood for lounging around at home. Where, for example, would one wear a red vinyl shirtdress?

Menswear didn’t fare any better with high-waisted pants styled with hoodies tucked into the waistband. The conclusion of this disappointing show could have been saved by a yellow wrap dress with high cut slits. However, it was followed by a model in a see-through tank top with sweatpant capris and what looked like a robe made of the same material and, lastly, a model in an oversized, hooded caftan.

Photos: Lacoste Spring 2017 – New York Fashion Week
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