The connection between the two brands comes as a subtle epiphany, one that works naturally and couldn't have made any more sense. A shared passion for sports, the same French savoir faire, and a joint belief in lifestyle elegance– like the makings of an ideal Venn diagram. It's also a collaboration that has blessed us with the coolest polo shirts and a celebration of golf and tennis at Bintan Resort.
The simple yet sleek design of the capsule collection cleverly draws from mutual heritage. If you're curious about the 45 emblazoned on the sleeve, it's an iconic symbol of Club Med's 45th anniversary and the recognisable badge of G.Os and clients alike. Why the navy blue, white, and red options, is otherwise obvious. Besides being sold in-house across Asia, their addition to Lacoste's website will mark the very first time the 45 shirt is made available outside Club Med resorts.
Still, there's no better way than to experience it all first-hand. In a dedicated week, Club Med let their stellar G.Os (Gracious Organisers, what they call their multi-talented staff) host us through the sport lifestyle culture. In specialised golf and tennis clinics, we had the opportunity to watch the pros do it live, and get a shot at it ourselves. Not before we tried a revised version clubbing tennis balls into a floating umbrella in the pool. A literal combination of the two sports, but nonetheless a fun one. Now, Club Med has always worked with a variety of brands, but this partnership with Lacoste fits as perfectly as these L.12.12 polo shirts.
The limited edition Club Med x Lacoste polo shirts are available online at Lacoste.com and in all Club Med resorts.