LACOSTE X JEAN PAUL GOUDE

By KV ● December 27, 2016

For its annual “Holiday Collector” edition, LACOSTE takes us on an unusual journey, an idea that came about after Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the house’s creative director, met Jean-Paul Goude. The former gave the latter carte blanche to design not only the logo on limited-edition items - polo shirts, bomber jackets, bags and clutches - but also their packagings and ad campaigns for Christmas.

Jean-Paul Goude, “graphic artist” as he likes to term himself, left his indelible mark on the 80s and 90s through his work with his muse Grace Jones and the various TV spots he did for brands such as Chanel, Perrier and the Galeries Lafayette. Today he meets the famous crocodile.

 

 

THE LACOSTE CROCODILE IS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF JEAN-PAUL GOUDE – THE IMAGINARY AFRICA OF HIS CHILDHOOD, HIS LOVE OF DANCE AND HIS INFATUATION WITH THE BAUHAUS.

 

 

Dressed-up and sophisticated, two parading saurians, straight out of Jean- Paul Goude’s imaginary world, are embroidered upon the items of a capsule collection comprised of men’s, women’s and children’s polo shirts, as well as a tote bag, a clutch and a limited edition bomber jacket.

 

THE POLO SHIRTS The short or long-sleeved heavy cotton piqué polo shirt for men and women comes in 5 classic and timeless colors: white, navy, mottled grey, green or red. A children’s short-sleeved polo shirt is also available in mottled grey and navy.

 

THE BAGS One of the 2 graphics that characterize this edition is embroidered on the navy small leather piqué of both a tote and a clutch from the “Chantaco” line.

 

THE LIMITED EDITION – THE BOMBER JACKET Available for both men and women, this heavy cotton piqué jacket, halfway between a bomber and a sukajan jacket, stands out with its polo-inspired collar. Embroidered with one of the 2 remastered crocodiles on the back, this lightly quilted bomber jacket comes in navy or red and black.

This collection will be available in all LACOSTE stores worldwide from November 2016 onwards.

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