For Christophe Lemaire's swan song at Lacoste (he's twirled around in the designer's chair for the last decade), the French designer is already channelling his new place of employment with a healthy dose of Hermès' unmistakable tangerine orange hues. No matter, for the runway was the sort of pure sportif affair - complete with polo dresses, net tennis skirts, simple tunics and of course those crisp collared alligator shirts - for which the brand is adored. Pleated pants with full carrot shapes made the black and white section graphically modern and the models smiling (scandalous for a fashion show) was refreshingly playful.
What Wallpaper* will not be playing tennis in: the oversized, tri-striped terry cloth kaftan. It will do double duty as a beach outfit and towel