Ingenious designer, creative director of the most exclusive fashion houses in the world, photographer, artist and visionary –Karl Lagerfeld finally decided to launch his eponymous label. It’s really hard to enumerate all the precious contributions of this creative persona to the world of fashion and art. Being a very creative designer with numerous successes in luxuruois high-ends ofChanelas well as in Fendi fashion house, he decided to go more affordable with his debut collection launched at Net-a-Porter.com.
The first collection of Karl by Karl Lagerfeld is the insight into Karl’s rich personality and vision of fashion. From the interview with Hamish Bowles we get to know many interesting things about Karl Lagerfeld career path, past and recent work. When asked by Bowles about the collection, Karl explains: “It’s a graphic idea of what I like, what could be translated from me to girls”(source). The main colours that present the Karl Lagerfeld’s collection consist of his own beloved palette: black and white, silver and grey. Known as a successful designer and creative director of Chanel and Fendi, he clarifies his work for big fashion houses and the difference for his own label: “Chanel is me doing Chanel, Fendi is me doing Italy and this is me doing me, whatever that means.” (nymag.com). With his own label he came to a decision to hit mid-range market because as Karl states: “the middle class does not have enough class that I think the middle class should have”.
Let’s focus on the collection stamped byKarlLagerfeld’s name. The first mass-prestige line consists of 70 pieces available online on the most exclusive luxury fashion boutique platform Net-a-Porter. The costs of the items from the collection range from $25 to $1,350. AsKarlstated the line is the signature of him with the palette of colours including black, white, gray, silver, burgundy and pink. The sneak peak from the collection entitled “The Future is now” features 5 top models photographed by Karl himself.Saskiade Brauw,AnjaRubik, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Arizona Muse and Sui He channel the signature looks of modern remix and effortless cool elegance. Following the question from Net-a-Porter.com, Karl enlightens the base of the collection: “A white shirt, jeans and a jacket are the three basic things that everybody needs”.KarlLagerfeld’s collection consists of versatile and stylish pieces and accessories containing of the basics – printed T-shirts, elegant vests, single breasted blazers as well as directorial items including pleated leather miniskirts, tailored leather jackets, PVC sleeved sporty sweatshirts, metallic dresses and spray-on jeans in silver. You will find there also black shades, recently beloved attachable collars as well as Karl’s trademark – fingerless leather gloves.
Article written by Lama Mghames for http://fashionizeyourself.co