Felipe Oliveira Baptista @ PT Fashion
One of the most hyped Portuguese designers of the moment is definitely Felipe Oliveira Baptista. At the age of 35 the designer, born in Azores but living in Paris for over a decade, has reached the status of most “international” Portuguese designer ever, and the first in charge of a Paris based Couture House. His recent appointment as creative director for Lacoste created quite a buzz, placing him at the center of everyone’s attention. An accomplish in itself, but credit must be given where it’s due: his road so far has been one filled with awards and outstanding creations for such renowned brands as Maxmara, Cerruti or Nike.
During the latest edition of Portugal Fashion happening in Porto, I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse of his latest collection. Despite the fact that it was womenswear, I wanted to post it not only because I absolutely loved it, but also to point out the fact that from now on we’ll be able to get our hands on his menswear creations, straight out of Lacoste. The collection he presented was marked by earthy tones and attention to the female silhouette, whilst incorporating amazing visual details achieved through layers and innovative shapes (achieved through laser cut).
I’m really excited to see what he comes up with in terms of menswear and I suggest you keep an eye out for Lacoste’s upcoming SS 2011 collection! Also I would like to thank João Pedro Vasconcelos and Paulo Gomes for the support during the event.