Lacoste S/S 2013

Lacoste turns 80 next year—and we must say, it’s never looked better. Founded in 1933 and famous for its revolutionary tennis shirts, it’s only fitting that designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista took the label back to its origins. See, whereas many younger labels interpret the sporty-urban look as a trend, for Lacoste, it’s a legacy.

And with archives dating back to the 1980s, Felipe successfully created outfit after outfit of comfortably flowing lines and forgiving, extremely wearable silhouettes. These were met with a certain playfulness, as well, with over-sized t-shirts, polo dresses, and parkas given a dose of fresh new prints: tennis balls and rackets, courts and crocodiles. Even the nostalgic jogging suit and fanny pack made an appearance in the collection, proving that while the label may have grown up, it still hasn’t grown old.