Designer Dossier: Felipe Oliveira Baptista

Lacoste's new creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, galvanizes fashion's first croc as a universal symbol of chic.

May 9, 2012 11:00 AM
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A Classic Remixed

"René Lacoste was a great visionary. I want to project things that he did into the future. People associate the label with summer, but there is also a strong ski heritage. In 1966, Lacoste outfitted France's national ski team. That was the starting point for fall."