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Posted By Adele Chong On February 18, 2007 @ 3:02 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,sustainable style sundays | 10 Comments

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Tom Dixon [2] deftly combines smart green design with old school chic in his recent contemporary take on Lacoste’s [3] iconic polo shirt. Primarily concerned with the ‘provenance and craft’ of manufactured materials, Dixon’s visits to Nigeria [4] and India [5] and the unique hand-dyeing techniques he witnessed there reportedly helped inspire his innovation versions of the polo shirt. Eco Polo relies on chemical-free indigo dyes and rougher edges on its sleeves for its hip, slightly ‘distressed’ appeal, whereas his other new polo design: Techno Polo is composed of lurex fibers and cotton amalgamated with high-tech weaving techniques to create a look that’s just right for either breaking out the tennis racket or hitting the a nightclub.

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The world-renowned sportswear giant Lacoste recently introduced their Holiday Collection Series – whereby a designer outside of the fashion world is selected to devise a new way of interpreting their most classic garment. Being the first chosen designer of the limited edition series, Dixon decided to conceptualize his designs based a more industrialist viewpoint – an approach certainly well suited to Lacoste’s penchant for churning out well-engineered textile products as well as his own extensive background in product and furniture design.

+ Tom Dixon [6]
+ Eco Polo [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2007/02/18/lacoste-eco-polo-by-tom-dixon/

[2] Tom Dixon: http://www.tomdixon.net/us/

[3] Lacoste’s: http://www.tomdixon.net/us/lacoste.html

[4] Nigeria: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/Nigeria

[5] India: http://www.trycards.com/calling-cards/India

[6] + Tom Dixon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Dixon_%28industrial_designer%29

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