Last time we spoke to French designer and Lacoste creative director Christophe Lemaire, he was dressed head-to-toe in indigo, a sharp and very Parisian take on the Texan/Candian/Puerto Rican tuxedo. Seasons later, and he’s entirely retooled this look for women in the best possible way, and the strongest Lemaire pieces for spring lean on tailored true blues. As usual, Lemaire does not scrimp on volume—there are aladdin pants with Obi-style fastenings, onesies roomy enough to practice karate in, and awesome billowy springtime jackets. Lemaire has no qualms about discussing his affinity for the East, hence the distinctly Samaurai bent to the new collection.
So what exactly does this for our closets this season? Well first off, a tuxedo à la Bianca Jagger might be worth fishing around for, so long as it’s khaki or chambray. Primary colors in muted shades are also up for serious consideration, and an all-white ensemble wouldn’t go amiss either. Of course, popping over to Lemaire’s flagship store in Paris, to bag the whole collection works too.