Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away on 19 February 2019 in Paris at the age of 85…
Although German by heritage, over the past half century Karl Lagerfeld has become closely associated with the couture fashion scene of Paris. Since 1983, he has been the driving force behind Chanel, transforming it from a stodgy dress house into the mega lifestyle brand it is today. In addition, he was also the creative director for the Italian leather goods maker, Fendi, a positions he held for over 50 years.
Lagerfeld’s own label has also seen significant growth over the past several years. The line today is more commercially priced than previous inceptions, with most pieces retailing between €100-€300.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM KARL LAGERFELD COLLECTION
Pictured above, clockwise from upper left: Black cotton shirt dress with ruffled sleeve (€125), Black pleated asymmetric dress with harness shoulder straps (€295), black belted jumpsuit with contrast stitching (€390), chambray cotton belted shirtdress with logo sleeve cuffs (€245), blue pinstriped shirtdress with logo color (€195), red bomber jacket with sequin logo back (€265), powder blue sport jacket with red trims (€265), Karl signature leather shoulder bag (€365), blue iridescent pleated skirt (€225).
View the Karl Lagerfeld Collection at ITALIST
Even more popular than the Karl Lagerfeld RTW line is the K/ikonik collection which features icon graphics of Karl (instantly recognizable with white pony tail, black sunglasses and black suit) or his white cat, Choupette (wearing black sunglasses), who has become a celebrity pet (with Instagram profile and all). See items from the K/ikonik collection below…
HIGHLIGHTS FROM K/ikonik COLLECTION
Pictured above clockwise from top left: K/ikonik 3-D Karl and Choupette key rings (€39), K/ikonik 3D red Karl luggage tag (€55), K/ikonik black canvas shopping bag (€49), K/ikonik black toiletry bag (€79), K/ikonik black shoulder bag (€245), K/ikonik black leather shoulder bag(€325), K/ikonik black cotton baseball cap (€49), K/ikonik ‘Karl in Tokyo’ leather sneakers (€180), K/ikonik red silk scarf (€95)