“Karl” by Karl Lagerfeld for Net-a-Porter
Another exquisite designer collaboration is born! Yesterday, the infamous Karl Lagerfeld released his highly anticipated new line, “Karl,” on the swank online fashion boutique, Net-a-Porter. The website dubs “Karl” as a “collection of covetable downtown classics” and that is certainly so. The garments have the attitude of sophistication and urban chic that Lagerfeld himself always exudes. The collection includes everything from the ultimate it-girl motorcycle jackets, to wearable and ultramodern dresses for day and evening, to cotton T-shirts featuring charming illustrations of Lagerfeld’s recognizable visage. Viewing the collection, it seems like a mood board for everything the fashion mogul typically interjects into his high fashion collections. Stark contrasts of black and white characterize most of the line. But, there are also many lux metallic pieces that would be sure to turn heads on the street or in a nightclub. Lagerfeld’s use of intriguing fabrics in “Karl” generates much of the intricacy and enchantment of many of the garments. Several sorts and tops involve the use sleek and lush PVC plastic. Other items like shorts, a dress, and even pants are entirely sequined.
“Karl” also incorporates many delightful accessories that allow us all to emulate the quirks of the iconic Mr. Lagerfeld’s fashion. There are numerous collars in leather and sequins that one may don as a necklace or add to any ensemble for a splash of polish. Of course, Lagerfeld just had to a pair include of fingerless gloves, the likes of which are an important factor in his daily costume.
Another of the accoutrements which ooze edge and avant-garde chic is the fabulous footwear of “Karl.” Leather high top sneakers are playful and fashionable, and retain the high-quality look of the line. Leather wedges with a contrast of thick ankle strap and thin foot strap are inventive and would accompany the urban and very now look of the rest of the “Karl” collection perfectly. This budget line can still be pretty pricey, ranging from $25 for an (already sold out) tote bag to $1,350 for a faux-snakeskin leather jacket, it will still cost you to have a little “Karl” in your closet.
By Sarah Humphries
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Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld first worked with Pierre Balmain from 1954 until 1957, and in 1958, he began working at the House of Patou. He also worked for Chloé from 1959 to 1978, and shortly after began designing furs and ready-to-wear clothing for the F... Read more >>