Lacoste’s inspiration came from the French national men’s ski team circa 1966.

Finally, my first full day of shows … and it did not disappoint. I woke up to snowflakes outside—and inside—at Lacoste, my first show of the morning. The center of the runway showcased giant rectangular snow-globe boxes filled with flurries. The soundtrack? Sleigh bell music. The look from Lacoste artistic director Felipe Oliveira Baptista was “rugby dress meets ski suit” inspired by pics of the French national men’s ski team circa 1966 (outfitted by Lacoste, of course) and a mountain motoring expedition from the 1930s. The oversized “egg-shaped” parkas with morphing hoods and multiple zippers were standouts. And the
ski sweaters with alligator patterns were a nice touch. Later in the day I met up with ELLE Canada’s Anthony Mitropoulos for the Herve Leger show where equestrian corset-harnesses added a layer of complexity to Leger’s famous bandeau dresses. Plenty of pleats, fringe details, and models sporting true
PONY tails, swished and swayed down the runway.

Herve Leger’s gladiator women.

Anthony’s take: “Leger had Gladiator women emerging from the Colosseum ready to fight for fashion in
knee-high, stappy stiletto boots!”