Fashion Week Notebook | Lacoste

February 7th, 2006

Lacoste Fall 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways:  For better or for worse, the Lacoste show was reminiscent of a preppy hipster whacked out on street style.  Key trends included (1) Sweaterdresses, (2) Tights, (3) The elbow-length glove, (4) Sporty Stripes (what’d you expect from Lacoste?), (5) Shearling for both women and men, (6) Miniskirts, and (7) Mod-style colorblocking.

Color Palette:  Turquoise, Purple, Pinks, Browns, Oranges, Reds, and a Harvest Gold, on a black, white, and beige palette.  Fabrics were mostly solid, though some stripes and plaids were thrown in for good measure.

Silhouettes:  Silhouettes were generally lean, though there were some more voluminous pieces shown layered on top of slim foundations.  Women wore sweaterdresses, tights, polos and short skirts, hooded belted trenchcoats,safari jackets, and blouson shorts.  The men wore slightly poofy winter jackets, sporty track jackets, Members Only-type jackets, slim v-neck sweaters, and slim cut pants.

Accessories Report: For women: Tiered puffy boots (bizarre), bucket hats (some with two-piece brims), and the everpresent long glove.  Men sported caps, fedoras, pseudo-bucket hats, and Giant Nerd Glasses.  Both men and women wore lanyard-style keychains around their necks.  Ahh…it brings us back to our college days.

What’s Wearable: It’s Lacoste, so there were a multitude of wearable styles.  While the individual pieces weren’t groundbreaking, we appreciated the work of the stylist who layered the clothes on the models.  We found the sweater-on-top-of-polo look to be particularly preppy-cute.

What’s Not Wearable: Well, we’ve never been fans of Uggs, so those tiered puffy boots were a no-go for us.  Watch out for the intense colorblocking as well, lest you appear to be colorblind.

Want more fun with Fashion Week?  Check out Omiru’s mid-week trend recap.

Entry Filed under: Men,Runway Reviews,Runway Reviews,Runway Reviews,Trend,Women

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  • 1. Style for All&hellip  |  February 8th, 2006 at 10:20 am

    […] We’re only halfway through fashion week, but we thought we’d start recapping some of the big trends we’ve been seeing over and over again:A few other trends we’re seeing popping up are shearling, tie-neck and tie-waist garments, and sweaterdresses.  Bows, cardigans, bermudas, trenchcoats, cropped styles, and waist emphasis all continue from Spring 2006.High Waisted Styles: Empire waist styles and high-waisted pants are Huge right now.  Y and Kei, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, United Bamboo Voluminous Sleeves:  Sometimes it’s just a puff at the shoulder, but we’ve also seen some leg of mutton sleeves out there. Twinkle, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, Three As Four Bubble Skirts: Cute skirts with gathered fabric at the bottom.  They look nice on models, but not as good on short people like me. Badgley Mischka, Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo Vests: I guess that Wall of Vests I saw last weekend at H&M was Right On Trend, not only for Spring but also for Fall. Tomer, Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Diane Von Furstenberg, United Bamboo Ruffles: Again with the Spring 2006 trends… Doo Ri, Three As Four Hooded Trenchcoats: The Newest Take on the classic Trench. Lacoste, Three As FourAnd for accessories… Long (up to elbow-length!) gloves: You too can look like you’re going to the opera when you’re actually just going to the mall! Lacoste, Nicole Miller, Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, Alice Roi, Doo Ri Leggings and Tights: Good for layering, but watch what you put over them.  Oh and let’s not do the 1980s again.  Please? Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel "Handmade" knitted scarves: As Dino would say, "just like grandma used to make." Tomer, John Bartlett, Twinkle. […]

  • 2. Style for All&hellip  |  February 14th, 2006 at 8:11 am

    […] February 14th, 2006 For your reading convenience, we’ve split the trends up into categories: Silhouette, Detailing, Garment Classifications, and Accessories.  Enjoy!SILHOUETTEWaist Emphasis: Much like Spring 06, the focal point is on the waist.It’d be easier to list the designers that Didn’t follow this one. High Waisted Styles: Long-waisted women everywhere celebrate with a trip to the mall!Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Alice RoiPowerful Working Woman: We’re just glad these pieces don’t have the 80s shoulderpads.Carolina Herrera, Zang Toi, Richard ChaiDresses over Long Sleeved Shirts: Reminds us of Marc Jacobs’ Mod collection a few years back.  Anyone else thinking this?Proenza Schouler, WillowVoluminous Sleeves: Good for visual interest, but it can get theatrical.  Aim for small puffs rather than Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt.Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Three As Four3/4 Sleeve Styles: Add 3/4 length styles here, and we’ve got Uber-Cropped jackets.Proenza Schouler, Carolina HerreraDETAILINGOversized Collars: Oversized jacket detailing in its most visible form.Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Willow, Richard ChaiTuxedo Style Detailing: I wonder if this was inspired by March of the Penguins…Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Behnaz SarafpourFur Fur Everywhere: Let’s just say that PETA isn’t going to be happy.Carolina Herrera, Trovata, Chado Ralph Rucci, J MendelJapan, anyone?: Can we say Memoirs of a Geisha?  Let’s just hope anime-style clothing isn’t in the pipeline.J Mendel, James Coviello, Nanette Lepore, BCBGRuffles: There’s just something so innocent and feminine about these ruffles.  Doo Ri, Three As Four, Oscar de La RentaGrecian Draping: So Very Madame Grès.Proenza Schouler, Derek LamSheer over Solids: When done well, it can be great…but if not, it can be a little "Date Night with Barbie."Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Donna KaranShearling: Somehow we keep thinking of those sheepskin car seat covers.Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste, SweetfacePenchant for Plaid: Reminds us of Trey from Sex and the City…only without the kilts.Trovata, Zang Toi, Behnaz SarafpourChevron Detailing: When you see plaid, you know that chevrons aren’t far behind…Vera Wang, Calvin KleinGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSCapes and Capelets: Like we said, it’s The Poncho, Part II.Derek Lam, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, Tuleh, Marc by Marc JacobsBubble Skirts: As long as they don’t invite Bubble Boy comparisons, we’re OK with them.  Short girls beware though, as they’ll throw off your proportions..Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo, Calvin KleinVests: Time to raid the Wall of Vests at H&M!Tomer, Twinkle, Diane von FurstenbergSweaterdresses: The ultimate in comfort + style.BCBG, Lacoste, Behnaz Sarafpour, Y-3, Michael KorsShort Sleeved Dresses: Maybe skin isn’t in?Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Carolina HerreraBoatneck Styles: Perfectly elegant and a way to show off a long neck (or make your neck look longer, as it may be).Trovata, Rachel Comey, Carmen Marc ValvoHooded Trenchcoats: Why would you wear a regular trenchcoat when you could get one with a hood? Lacoste, Three As FourToggle Coats: Can’t say how much we LOVE the toggle coat!Cloak, TrovataACCESSORIESSmall and Square Sunglasses: Out with the bug eyes, in with sleek, technochic style.Carolina Herrera, BCBG, Luella Bartley, Proenza SchoulerNerd Glasses for Men: These will go Perfectly with your "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, All My Base Are Belong to You" T-shirt.Trovata, LacosteLong (up to Elbow-Length) Gloves: This is the Huge accessories trend.Badgley Mischka, Doo Ri, Richard Chai, Nicole MillerShort Gloves: First, it was Marvel vs. Capcom.  Now, it’s Short Glove vs. Long Glove.  We’ll hedge our bets here, but we always like to support the underdog.Derek Lam, Proenza SchoulerHandmade Looking Scarves: Straight from Grandma’s knitting club.Tomer, John Bartlett, TwinkleLong Scarves: Maybe not so functional, but oh-so-chic!Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carmen Marc Valvo, Calvin KleinChain Handles on Bags: The Hottest New Bag Trend.Heatherette, Narciso Rodriguez, Luella Bartley, Derek LamLeggings & Tights: Great for layering.Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel, Trovata […]

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