Louise Trotter is playing it up this season, for her third LACOSTE collection she brought Paris Fashion Week to the golf course for a solid 18-hole round of colourful, technical and crocodile-infused sartorial fun. Through her relatively short stint at Lacoste, the designer has managed to revamp the brand, splicing its history with everything current, as she did for AW20 with streetwear and golf.
The collection perfected colour to a tee, with colour blocking being at constant battle for attention through every single look. Brushed mohair country club vests and caddy costumes obliterated the hierarchies known to the golf course; we were witnessing togetherness, sportsmanship and up to par crocodiles in all shapes and sizes. Brogue kiltie lanyards and golf shoes paired well with knife-pleated skirts in nuances of yellow, beige, blush pink, golf ball white and grass green. Feminine dresses were disrupted by masculine vests and dress shirts, which numbed the gender roles in the co-ed collection.
Trotter is a master of colour and fashion-forward sportswear, like a Claude Monet of luxe athleisure. Her hole-in-one this season? Her houndstooth dress pants paired with an argyle knitted polo shirt, golf gloves and a lavender turtleneck, the look was topped off with a tiny leather pochette necklace, perhaps the model carried her golf tees in there? Who knows.
Louise Trotter has managed through her AW20 collection to make argyle feel youthful and exciting, make the boldest colour contrasts seem enticing to even the most monochrome closets out there and still push the envelope for the brand whose core lies in polo shirts. Through houndstooth prints, bubblegum hued gingham and razor-sharp tailoring paired with wood and iron hued leather, Louise Trotter created a collection that felt modern, with a slice of ’80s sports references. Whether you’re a driving range, 18-hole or 9-hole type of person – Lacoste has you covered on the course and off.
Written by Madeleine Holth for Love Magazine