As part of the Lacoste Holiday Collectors Series, the French sportswear brand elected a designer from outside the fashion world to deconstruct its iconic polo. Chosen for the job was Tom Dixon, a former model, furniture maker and head of design at Habitat.
Dixon approached the job as a textile project rather than a fashion project. His two Lacoste summer must-haves challenge the craft of the material as well as its technology and function. Employing age-old fermentation processes, natural indigo dyes and organic cotton the Eco Polo addresses the pressing issue of ethical clothing and sustainability in an age where people are more aware than ever before in regards to saving the environment.
The Techno Polo, marks the transition from racquet club to nightclub, weaving steel and lurex fibres through the shirt to create a burnished chain mail effect.
Lacoste shirts designed by Tom Dixon are available from Dover Street Market in London.