Lacoste L!VE have teamed up with Parisian street artist Honet to create the first of their guest artist capsule collections, consisting of a t-shirt, sweatshirt and 2 polos.
Starting out in the late ’80s, Honet entered the Paris graffiti scene at the young age of 15, causing quite a stir and becoming a recognised name in the ’90s. Moving from street art with a can to gallery art with a brush in the late ’90s, Honet officially entered the art circles with the same effect and to great success, working with the likes of Prada, Les Ateliers Ruby and now Lacoste.
This capsule collection is split by two sources of inspiration; the polos are inspired by the Razzle/Dazzel camouflage of American naval ships in WWII (much like the Maharishi DPM x London Undercover umbrellas), whilst the t-shirt & sweater are inspired by the infamous Lacoste crocodile with Honet’s own playful spin. Taking the world famous brand logo and adding a childhood sense of adventure, Honet has created two brilliant prints with plenty of hidden detail such as both puppet-master hands being right handed.
Personally, I’m a big fan of this capsule collection. The polos are a little load for me, but if you can pull them off they will look awesome in the Summer sun. The t-shirt and sweater are incredible, with the White sweater having a wicked late’90s vibe that sits with the Lacoste brand so well. Let us know what you think of the first Lacoste L!VE guest artist capsule collection in the comments section below.
All these items are available from the Lacoste L!VE boutique on Newburgh Street, Soho, London as of this month.