Brand in the Spotlight: Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld is dominating fashion headlines this autumn, continuing to display the innovation of the brand. Lagerfeld not only heads two of the most prestigious international fashion houses, Chanel and Fendi, but also manages to deliver some unique collections and collaborations each season from his eponymous brand.

Excitement has been brewing due to Karl Lagerfeld’s recent collaboration announcements which cover varied areas of the fashion industry. Earlier in september, a Vans x Karl Lagerfeld collection was announced and met by a diverse collection of customers’ pleasure. Footwear, apparel and accessories will be styled by Lagerfeld and the beloved skater brand defined by a bold monochrome colour palette. There are 12 styles in the collection, including a quilted backpack, a raglan sleeve bomber jacket and some luxe leather skate shoes. The iconic slip-on vans in checkerboard have been transformed in the collaboration to include a cameo silhouette motif. Vans senior footwear designer said of the collection: ‘Working in close partnership, our teams designed this collection to reflec the unique histories of our respective brands. As a tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion DNA, we highlighted elements like boucle fabric and K-quilted stitching.”

In other news, Karl has partnered with Long Tall Sally on an exclusive capsule collection specifically tailored for woman 5’8″ and taller. This a debut by the brand for tall women and sizes range from 6-18 and merges the iconic Parisian aesthetic with Long Tall Sally’s beautiful fit. According to the collaborators, the collection works to deliver more than just an additional few inches to the hem, but instead seeks to tailor the clothes from everything from the rise, to pocket placement, to waist tapering and also sleeve length. The collection includes tweed jackets, sleek sheath dresses and t-shirts featuring Karl’s profile silhouette.

Kitten Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Silver Mirror and Kitten Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Light Purple by Karl Lagerfeld.
Kitten Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Silver Mirror and Kitten Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Light Purple by Karl Lagerfeld.

Completely playful, the kitten cateye sunglasses are both Parisian timeless elegance and quirky modern edge.

Lagerfeld was originally born in Germany, but emigrated to Paris at just 14 and his brand is synonymous with Parisian elegance. Following years working for luxury brands like Fendi, Chloe and Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld launched his own name label in 1984. His ethos: ‘intellectual sexiness.’ Under his creative direction, the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house is known for its cutting-edge and cool modern takes on timeless classics.

Metal Bridge Square Sunglasses in Havana by Karl Lagerfeld.
Metal Bridge Square Sunglasses in Havana by Karl Lagerfeld.

The Lagerfeld metal bridge sunglasses feature in a classic Havana and are sophisticated and modern in a squared frame.

Inspiration for the Lagerfeld design comes from his cat, Choupette. Choupette Lagerfeld has beautiful white fur and sapphire blue eyes and is without doubt is the most pampered cat on the planet. A frequent jet-setter, she has her own custom built luggage by Louis Vuitton for travelling on her private jet. Choupette has two ladies-in-waiting, a bodyguard and a private medical consultant as well a diet we could only dream of. Caviar, chicken en gelée with asparagus. Choupette has inspired many collections such as those for Chanel and a range of cosmetics. Karl’s love for Choupette shines through in his collection of eyewear and we love it. Of course, cateye frames feature frequently perfectly encapsulating the luxury, elegant Parisian style. Admirably, Karl Lagerfeld is able to completely intertwine this glamour with accessible fashion, as seen in the Vans and Long Tall Sally collaborations.

Metal Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Light Gold Blue by Karl Lagerfeld.
Metal Cateye Sunglasses in Shiny Light Gold Blue by Karl Lagerfeld.

The elegance of the Lagerfeld brand shines brightly in this pair of cateye sunglasses. The sleek cateye frames feature in a sophisticated black frame and complete with a shiny light gold metal rim. The blue lenses complete the look and the sunglasses, like all the eyewear in the collection, are presented in an embossed travel case.

Grab a playful pair of Karl Lagerfeld’s today.