Karl Lagerfeld fans around the world rejoice – the designer’s affordable Karl line launches exclusively on Net-a-Porter tomorrow!
Few images of the 70-piece collection have been released to date, but it’s reportedly all about black, black and more black, with some leather, some sequins and some denim thrown in for good measure. The designs will feature a brand new logo, a ‘K’ with Lagerfeld’s profile – complete with his signature sunglasses and ponytail – embedded in it. Pieces will retail from $50 for a canvas tote with the Kaiser’s face on it to $1,350 for a leather jacket, with everything from logo t-shirts to detachable collars to dresses in between.
Intrigued? Prepare to get your shop on tomorrow at Net-a-Porter, as well as on KARL.com starting February 28.
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After the sneak peek we got recently, Macy’s has finally released the lookbook for Karl Lagerfeld‘s exclusive 45-piece limited-edition collection for the retailer. Due to hit 235 stores and macys.com on August 31st, the collection includes a range of dresses, separates and outerwear, all priced from $50 to $170.
I’m thinking, at the very least, a t-shirt featuring Kaiser Karl’s image is a must. Check out the gallery for the full collection, plus images from the ad campaign featuring Coco Rocha. Also, watch the behind-the-scenes video here.
What’s on your wishlist?
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Last November, we reported that Karl Lagerfeld would be designing a capsule collection for Fall 2011 for Impulse at Macy’s. This week rumours have been swirling that the lookbook will be unveiled any day now, and while it’s yet to materialize, there have been sneak peeks of the collection here and there.
Jeff Gennette, Macy’s Inc.’s chief merchandising officer, told WWD that the collection is “really focused on statement jackets, tweeds, novelty fabrics, and dresses”. One of these dresses, priced at $109, is featured in Vogue‘s August ’Steal of the Month’. The high-collared, floral-print dress is described by the designer as “a coup d’oeil to the dresses I designed for Chloe and the girlish, more romantic mood of the seventies.” There will also be graphic T-shirts, airy tops, croc-print jackets and chic rock ’n’ roll leggings.
The collection will include 45 pieces in total, ranging in price from $50 to $170. It will hit the sales floors of 235 Macy’s stores across the US, as well as macys.com, on August 31st, and will have a limited run of six to eight weeks.
There isn’t much to go on yet, but what do you think so far – are you intrigued?
Images via Fashionista, Fashionologie, WWD
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Red carpet coverage of the Cannes Film Festival has been keeping me entertained all week, but not a single look has inspired me to post – that is, until I spotted shots of Karolina Kurkova arriving at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala yesterday. While most of her peers did what was expected and went long, Kurkova looked stunning in an intricately-beaded short number from Chanel‘s Fall 2010 haute couture collection. She accessorized her dress perfectly, too, with a metallic quilted clutch and matching shoes, and Karl Lagerfeld himself at her side.
Karolina Kurkova is our best dressed pick for Cannes 2011 – who is yours?
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After the Lanvin (hearts) H&M madness last Saturday and the Valentino for Gap insanity to ensue this weekend, I had declared to my friend J that in all likelihood only Karl Lagerfeld could get us this excited again for a designer collaboration. Now, right on cue, WWD reports that Karl Lagerfeld is set to design a capsule collection of womenswear and limited menswear pieces for Macy’s next year. The one-time, limited edition collection will be available in about 250 stores as well as online in September 2011.
I missed out on Karl Lagerfeld’s collection for H&M a few years ago, so I’m going to be all over this one! These designer collaborations are seriously going to be the end of me. Are you freaking out about Karl Lagerfeld x Macy’s too?
WWD reports that disgruntled Chanel employees marched on the company’s headquarters yesterday over scaled back salaries and bonuses. Knowing how much I myself have donated to Chanel over the past few years, I am a bit curious as to where all the money is going…an endless supply of black leather gloves for the head designer perhaps? No word on whether Karl himself joined the fray, but it’s fun to imagine what it would be like picketing next to Monsieur Lagerfeld.