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Backstage at Lacoste AW14Shot by Kathy Lo

Lacoste AW14

Fair play in languid tailoring inspired by René Lacoste's 1920s golf course, Chantaco

TextEmma WymanPhotographyKathy Lo

Initial reaction:

Golf attire from the 1920s, stripped back to clean lines, single rich hues of burgundy, navy and cream and graphic print. Inspired by the golf attire worn by the wife of René Lacoste at Chantaco; the golf course built by Mr. Lacoste for his wife. It all played out in front of a futuristic larger than life LED backdrop display.

Word play:

A twist on logomania: ‘fair play’, ‘golf’ and ‘Chantaco’ adorned sweaters.

How they wore it:

Soft tailoring so languid it verged on leisurewear, worn with beanies and crisp white plimsolls for the boys – the girls in pointed leather booties. Knit sweatshirt dresses hung low over short tennis skirts, worn with colour and print-matched gloves.

Stand out looks:

A pistachio ice cream coloured tyvec hooded shell jacket and dress, the blown up argyle print reduced to graphic blocks of colour, and the painterly men’s knit jumpers which echo the art deco clubhouse at Chantaco.


Deconstructed moments of “Take my breath away” by Berlin.