THE REVIEW: SPRING 2011
We know this look, it's a revival of classic French sportswear. And of course, no one else does it best than Lacoste.
Fresh like a splash of cool water on a summer's day, Christophe Lemaire sent down eye-pleasing looks in the best colors of the season. A shot of orange, soft grey, pale blue and crisp white, everything just reads relaxed Spring. Along with that are the simple dashing pieces of the collection.
Pleated pants cut loose and neat provided volume for the sleek and slim classic pique shirts. Other new season staples came in a sharp collarless jacket, designed like a lab coat...only this one a thousand times chicer. The collars in this Lacoste show are notable elements, probably the tiny brilliant twist to Lemaire's retrospect of the house's look: done low with just the small softness of a curve reminds me of famous Chinese collars. Another awesome Spring must have is a gunmetal grey windbreaker, one with spacious sleeves that slouch perfectly from well-tailored shoulders. Footwear proved its best in complimenting the entire look since Lemaire made plain, slip-on pairs that came in the central colors of the collection.
Overall, it's nothing new and like what I've been saying before, it's not always the new that buyers, editors and style disciples are after for: It's house signatures that are classics for a billion great reasons.