Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Filipe Oliveira Baptista is the new artistic director of Lacoste!

The Portuguese designer Filipe Oliveira Baptista is the new Artistic Director of Lacoste. The designer, who was born in the Azores but he lived in Lisbon until the 18 years old, replaced the French designer Christophe Lemaire, who held the post since 2000.

The Portuguese designer based in Paris is one of the most promising names in French haute couture, and his collections were sold in Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.

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It is with great joy that the Fashion Heroines get this news because we always fought strongly for the work of Portuguese designers have the deserved recognition in a large fashion circuit. ( Visit our post about Felipe Oliveira Baptista Fall/Winter 2010 collection presented in the latest edition of Portugal Fashion HERE )
"The Pioneers" Fall/Winter 2010 collection - Photo courtesy of Nuno André Monteiro
Felipe Oliveira Baptista left Portugal for over 10 years, studied at Kingston University in England, and worked at MaxMara in Italy and to the reputable houses Christophe Lemaire and Cerruti in France. With this experience, he ventured into the art of haute couture. In 2002 he received from Karl Lagerfeld the prize of the International Festival of Hyères and the next year, has been awarded grants from the Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode (one of the most important prizes for young designers) and Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.

"The Pioneers" Fall/Winter 2010 collection - Photo courtesy of Nuno André Monteiro

His first woman collection for Lacoste will be in stores in spring / summer 2012.

Visit also his website  and via FACEBOOK page

11, rue du Faubourg Poissonière, 1357 - 3eme Gauche
75009 Paris
t. (+33 1) 5320-0073
f. (+33 1) 5320-0073

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