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Lacoste pays homage to legendary street artist Keith Haring with a fun and vibrant collection

Lacoste pays homage to legendary street artist Keith Haring with a fun and vibrant collection

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Text: Stephanie Boey


Image: Instagram
Image: Keith Haring

New York street art meets French sportswear

René Lacoste was an ace French tennis player in the 1920s, and a legend on and off the court. His drive and athletic prowess forever immortalised by his eponymous brand's logo: the crocodile. This year, Lacoste pays tribute to another legend, pop-art and graffiti artist Keith Haring. His famous line drawings shaped the street art scene in the ‘80s, and often decorated New York's East Village by using their walls as his canvas. His famous dancing figures expressed his energy, zest for life and spontaneity, and can be found in art galleries around the world.

 

 

 

Lacoste pays homage to the street art legend with an 18-piece collection that perfectly personafies Haring's fun and carefree vibe. Lacoste's signature polo tees get a colourful makeover with the artist's trademark drawings proudly emblazoned through vibrant and all-over prints made for the maximalist dresser. But if you're looking for a more subtle approach, the plain polo tees with the iconic "Heart" drawing found discretely on the collar may best suit your style. One thing the maximalist and minimalist dresser can agree on: the reversible leather tote. Haring's multicoloured figures dance on one side, flip it over for a stealth navy blue outer and be greeted with a shock of colour every time you reach into it.

True Keith Haring fans will find beauty in the simplicity of the "Barking dog" T-shirts—a blown-up caricature of Haring's cartoon canine to pledge allegiance. However, the tricolour fleece oversized sweatshirt is the piece that rings true to the decade, 80's athleisure decorated with graffiti art that defined its era.

View the full collection below:

The Keith Haring x Lacoste collection is available at Lacoste KLCC, Pavilion KL, One Utama, The Gardens and Sunway Pyramid, and online at Lacoste.com.

 

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