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Early intel on the impending spring Catherine Malandrino for Lacoste capsule collection sounds promising. "We can bring that vocabulary of emotion, desire and seduction to the brand," Malandrino told WWD. The designer has created a logo specially for the collab—featuring two kissing crocodiles, one green, one yellow. The garments will be sport-ification of Malandrino's signature looks—including pieces such as a "hooded cocoon cardigan" or a "draped day dress with three-quarter-length sleeves." "As a French woman, I was very honored when they first approached me. Lacoste was so much a part of my childhood, too. It is still the epitome of class and joie de vivre that is linked to Lacoste," Malandrino said. "I have been living with Lacoste for a long time,” she said. “I thought it would be a great challenge to try to turn it into a more feminine brand." [WWD]