Opening Ceremony's Lacoste Collection Is Revitalizing '70s Tennis Style

With a new gender-neutral collection

photo by Georgia Hilmer, courtesy of Opening Ceremony

In addition to serving up their own seasonal lines and stocking highly curated pieces from the industry's coolest designers, fashion behemoth Opening Ceremony has also given us some of the most stirring collaborations and exclusive collections in recent years. After bringing back pieces from Anna Sui's '90s seminal grunge line, creating multi-colored platform Tevas, and teaming up with the likes of Levi's, Terence Koh, and Robert Clergerie, Opening Ceremony linked up with Lacoste to create a summer 2016 capsule collection.

The largely gender-neutral collection—which, for some reason is split up into men's and women's sections on the store's website—showcases variations on Lacoste's signature tennis apparel. Inspired by '70s California surfers, the designs feature the decade's favorite details, like skater stripes and ring zipper pulls. In addition to T-shirts, the collection also brings back the mock neck polo and the polo dress. For added sparkle, the brand's iconic alligator logo is made with glitter gold thread.

While the garments themselves are something to be excited about, its accompanying editorial is where the collection comes to life. Shot by Georgia Hilmer and styled by Zara Mirkin, the garments are paired with oversized striped pants, shorts, luxe jackets, and sweaters to give it the looks a dreamy, romantic vibe.

Click through the gallery to view the editorial and shop the collection.