BEAUTY & YOUTH (Japan) x Lacoste 2015 Spring/Summer Collection

Japanese super-retailer BEAUTY & YOUTH teams up with French legacy brand Lacoste to create a new collection for Spring/Summer 2015. Inspired by the idea of completeness, the collaboration takes on a color palette of blue tones, offset by splashes of white. The collection is comprised of six pieces, each of which is distinctly dyed and cut to stand out as independent statement shirts. Using quick-drying performance materials, BEAUTY & YOUTH also preserves Lacoste’s tennis heritage while asserting a clean street aesthetic.

Check out the collection above, then pick up your favorites over here beginning later this month.

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Lacoste x BEAUTY & YOUTH (Japan) Camouflage Polo Collection

 

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For their 25th anniversary, Japanese fashion purveyor BEAUTY & YOUTH teams up with Lacoste to add their own twist to the French brand’s iconic polo shirt. A more traditional woodland camouflage sits alongside two variations, while the color of the classic crocodile logo remains the same throughout.
All three colorways are available now at BEAUTY & YOUTH outlets across Japan.
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Sanghon Kim x Lacoste L!VE 2014 Spring/Summer Collection

Multidisciplinary producer Sanghon Kim is the latest artist to team up with Lacoste, joining the classic French label’s L!VE range for a 1980s sport manga-inspired Spring/Summer 2014 collection and corresponding short film. Centered around the theme of soccer, the Kim-directed animated film pits a soccer club against a powerful foe as they sport colorful Lacoste kits – complete with a reinterpretation of the brand’s timeless crocodile crest.

The limited edition collaborative kits and a related range of graphic tees, polos, and more from the French illustrator are now available from Lacoste L!VE stockists across the globe.

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Osamu Tezuka x Lacoste L!ve 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

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The offshoot Lacoste L!ve brand continues its 2013 collaborative series with famous Japanese manga team Tezuka Productions seen in a new collection of short-sleeved tops. Often referred to as the ‘God of Manga’ and the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, Osamu Tezuka pioneered many unique techniques within Japanese animation during his lifetime, and is most known as the creator of Astro Boy, Kimba the White Lion, and Black Jack to name but a few.

Artistic impressions from the his extensive catalogue will now be featured on both polo shirts and T-shirts in three new stories – King Leo, Crime and Punishment, and The Phoenix. The Osamu Tezuka x Lacoste L!ve 2013 fall/winter collection is currently available through the French brand’s webstore.

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Osamu Tezuka x Lacoste L!ve 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

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COMME des GARCONS “Polka Dot Wonderland” 2013 Holiday Collection

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On November 22, COMME des GARCONS will celebrate Christmas with a winter wonderland of a different sort. Dubbed POLKA DOT WONDERLAND, the campaign features many items carrying a unique take on the pattern inspired by Alice in Wonderland including a vinyl umbrella, paper flowers, a two-mug set from WEDGWOOD, three cosmetic cases from Globe-Trotter, a special Moleskine notebook and a selection of t-shirts including a men’s and women’s one each from both Nike and Lacoste.

Look for these items and many more at select COMME des GARCONS outlets.

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COMME des GARCONS “Polka Dot Wonderland” 2013 Holiday Collection

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LACOSTE L!VE creates Osamu Tezuka manga line of shirts and shoes

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LACOSTE L!VE teams up with renowned Japanese manga team Tezuka Productions to create an exclusive capsule collection of polos, T-shirts and footwear inspired by the cast of characters that populate Osamu Tezuka’s fabled comic series. Osamu Tezuka was a Japanese manga artist, animator and producer. He is best known as the creator of Astro Boy. His pioneering techniques and innovative redefinitions of genres has often earned him the name of ‘God of Manga’, and he is considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative years.

Designer Hiroaki Ohya was invited to collaborate with LACOSTE L!VE for this project.

‘When I was asked to work on this collaboration, I immediately recalled of a quote from 201 Words That Help You to Open Up a Path to the Future, which Osamu Tezuka published in 2005’. ‘Humans have had three dreams since the dawn of time. One is flight, another is transformation and the last is communicating with animals and nature’.

Ohya-san picked his favorite scenes from six original manga works (two representing each of the three dreams above) to create what he calls polo comics: ‘The stories are developed successively on the cover of the package, the front and sometimes back of the body of the polos and T-shirts and then the back of the package in the order of introduction, development, turn and conclusion’, offers the designer

‘Humans have had three dreams since the dawn of time. One is flight, another is transformation and the last is communicating with animals and nature’ wrote Osamu Tezuka in 201 Words That Help You to Open Up a Path to the Future.

This was the quote that designer Hiroaki Ohya recalled when beginning work with Lacoste L!VE, in a partnership that makes its second drop next month.

Comprising of six tops – a mixture of polos and jersey tees – the range is bright in colour and strong in ideas, as Ohya-san delved into the manga giant’s archive to pick scenes that celebrated the above.

‘The stories are developed successively on the cover of the package, the front and sometimes back of the body…in order of introduction, development, turn and conclusion,’ he says of the so-called polo comics.

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LACOSTE L!VE creates Osamu Tezuka manga line of shirts and shoes

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