Clifford on the Catwalk Fall 2015
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Lacoste looks to the future by reinventing its past with fun fall clothes

Lacoste looks to future by reinventing its past with fun fall clothes

Look from Lacoste fall 2015 collection
Lacoste red tracksuit salutes founder Rene Lacoste. Photo by © Yannis Vlamos
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Lacoste checkerboard pattern hoodie and matching bag. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste cape coat, tennis-style dress and sweater. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste dress with tennis stripe pattern. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste green trench coat. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste red jump suit. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste striped sweater dress. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
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Lacoste coat with piping patterns. Photo courtesy of © Lacoste
Look from Lacoste fall 2015 collection
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Editor's Note: As the fall fashion season approaches, we look at some of the hot looks that will soon be in stores as shown on the runways of New York Fashion Week.

Designers of venerable brands always have the difficult task of creating fresh looks while staying true to what made the brand successful in the first place. That's particularly true at Lacoste, which has an illustrious history of classic tennis togs and sportswear with the famed alligator logo.

For fall, Lacoste designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista acknowledged the issue head on, stamping a red track suit and grey sweater with the words, "René did it first," in tribute to founder René Lacoste's classic styles along with a bit of a '70s reference in a John McEnroe-style headband.

But then Baptista playfully took some Lacoste looks and turned them on their ear in fresh new ways. He showed tennis dresses with scarf hems worn under blazers, long overcoats trimmed in contrasting piping in the shapes of circles and squares, tight sweater dresses in cable knit patterns resembling tennis stripes and coats with cape-like sleeves that can be unfastened.

And who can resist a checkerboard-patterned tracksuit with a faux-fur cape?