Felipe Oliveira Baptista steps down from Lacoste

A new era has begun at Lacoste. After making a critically-acclaimed comeback with its Paris shows last year, the Maus Frères group-owned French label announced jointly with its star designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, on Wednesday, May 2, that their collaboration has come to an end. The Portuguese designer made his debut at Lacoste at the beginning of the decade.

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The designer wrote in an Instagram post: "Eight incredible years made possible with the talent & support of everyone at Lacoste, specially the great Design studio. Also, all the amazing pattern cutters, machinists, artists, photographers, stylists, stylists assistants, producers, set designers, sound designers, musicians, film directors, casting directors, hair stylists, makeup artists, models, PR's, creative directors, graphic designers, fashion designers, Brands, advertising agencies, journalists, writers, actors, choreographers, dancers, athletes and most of all my partner in crime and everything else: Sévi."

Lacoste, founded in 1933, is headed by Thierry Guibert and has 1200 boutiques worldwide, with an annual turnover of more than 2 billion euros.

Translated by Erin Floyd

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