Lacoste Goes Nautical For Spring 2015

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 3The look. The overall look, punchy with a zest of nonchalance, consists of wrapping, superposition and modular volumes that use fasteners to tie a dress, the back of a sailor top or to wrap a jacket at the waist or on the shoulder.

Colors. Opposites attract in the iconic LACOSTE color palette, where blue, white, red and yellow establish nautical accents while orange, lilac, pale mint, grey and deep purple add hints of pop that either vibrate or seem washed out by sea and sun.

Fabrics. Light cotton veil, subtle tie & dye denim, micro gingham, “caviar” piqué, technical double-faced canvases, as well as nautical stripes that are knitted from two threads or appliqué lace.

Accessories. The now essential Chantaco bag, reimagined every season, comes in leather and features the collection’s nautical references and coordinates in the runway color palette, also used on a small plain crossover that fastens like a logbook.

A backpack for men inspired by the sea can be worn as a tote. Footwear offers a leather sandal in both flat and wide high-heel versions that shows the natural sophistication encountered on the sea front.

The LS.12, first seen in 1987 and rediscovered in the brand archives, is a real tennis shoe reedited in leather for the season.

It is accompanied by the new Inca, a yachting-inspired style featuring 1990s sportswear codes that is revisited as a fashion statement with an integrated neoprene sock.

The Freeglide sneaker, new style with fun pop stripes on a rubber sole, is on the runway too. Style, comfort and performance again are found in the profiled Aviator-style sunglasses conceived by the designer.

Oozing technical innovations, they feature changeable lenses, a supple nose bridge for bad conditions and telescopic temples with magnetic tips.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week