What originated as a sportswear brand has found its stylish stride: FW19 has cemented Lacoste as the unsung hero of RTW. A gorgeous array of colours, classic cuts, and athleisure-infused luxury, the brand’s legitimacy in the pret-a-porter world is sure to prevail for seasons to come.

In lieu of polos and tennis skirts, the French house presented tailored suits, flowing dresses, oversized knits and colour blocked coats for a sophisticated take on sporty style.

The collection brought the best of the season’s trends. it centred around monochromatic styling, featuring full looks in camel, white, and a gorgeous emerald. The colour story was strong, each colour section impressive enough to stand alone, but felt perfectly cohesive with the entire presentation.

The models had a natural beauty look, accessorize with chic ball caps corresponding with their look. Belts accentuated the waists of the women, and bags were scrunched up and carried in the crook of an arm. A classic white tennis shoe tied the entirety of the outfits together for a nonchalant chicness.

While the clothes would best be worn in the day, they contained a surprising transferability. The streamlined green suit would be ideal for an office to date night full-day wear, no doubt presenting as a big fashion moment in either circumstance.

It was a clearly optimistic collection, placing pops of colour underneath white suits and playfully tugging at the signature Lacoste croc in the knitwear.

After what was an exhausting past few years globally, the clothing was a reflection on a new positive outlook that has been widespread in 2019. One of empowerment, action, and innovation. Lacoste was able to encapsulate that mentality on their green-lit runway, reinvigorating the audience with a charisma that they may have lost during the back to back days of fashion month.

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