Lacoste presents L.12.12 One Lens Sunglasses

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May 03, 2019

A mix of heritage, style and premium design

Lacoste’s forward-thinking approach to eyewear sets the tone for a new pair of unisex sunglasses inspired by the brand’s iconic L.12.12 concept and its distinctive twist. The frame features a single nylon lens that is precisely cut and shaped to create a bold, shield in timeless colours and vivid hues, such as blue and pink, with a cool mirrored finish. The lightweight structure combines the singular front design with tapered temples enhanced with two of Lacoste’s most notable emblems: the signature Petit Piqué texture and the Lacoste logo in a smooth textile finishing. Both elements embellish the temples while evoking the unmistakable details of the L.12.12 polo shirt, created in 1933 by René Lacoste as a sporty-chic uniform to wear on and off the tennis courts.
The L.12.12 branded metal plaque appears on each of the end pieces adding further charisma and presence to the style’s premium design, which authentically reflects Lacoste’s unique mix of technical precision and casual elegance, according to the company.

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