Felipe Oliveira Baptista Is Leaving Lacoste | Fashion News
Felipe Oliveira Baptista has announced through his social media pages some bad news: after 8 years leading Lacoste, the designer is saying goodbye to his role as creative director of the emblematic brand founded by René Lacoste.
Oliveria has paid homage to all the professionals in the team that allow a brand like Lacoste to work in the way it does, day by day:
“Eight incredible years made possible with the talent and support of everyone at Lacoste, especially 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, make-up artists, models, PRs, 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 has also shared a picture of their now ex-designer wearing one of their T-shirts in which they have stated: “We are very grateful to him for contributing to the artistic and commercial development of our brand. A new stage will now open and I am extremely confident in the future successes of our brand, emblematic of French know-how and elegance.”
Lacoste’s studio will be designing the next Spring/Summer 2019 collection and a new creative director will be announced within the next months.