Lacoste have teamed up with Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana for their 4th round of collector’s edition shirts… The limited run of 20,000 polos is based on Fernando and Humberto’s famous (well, famous in the right circles) Alligator Chair. The stuffed-toy-stuffed chair they designed back in 2003 represents how alligators pile up on mud banks during the dry season in the ~real world~ and this design is obviously what influenced their polo shirts. Kinda makes sense to get existing alligator fans on board with Lacoste, right?
Neato designs, and what makes it better is that they’ve been produced with the help of Coopa-Roca, a socially responsible sustainable development organization based in the Rocinha favela of Rio de Janeiro. The charity provides work for the creative craftswomen and seamstresses who live in the underprivileged neighborhood, so that’s nice to hear. Good luck getting your hands on one of these babies. Once upon a time I went canoeing (I know) in Florida and my mama nearly passed out in the heat, closely avoiding being eaten by an alligator. True fact!