Our brand in the spotlight this week is Karl Lagerfeld, as we introduce their collections to our site for the first time. Both Karl Lagerfeld’s creativity and creations, as well as his personality are a pleasure to explore.
Born in Germany to a wealthy business family in pre-war Germany, Karl was set to become a star. After emigrating to Paris at just 14, he began studying drawing and history before working as a design assistant for Pierre Balmain. Karl’s talents lay not only in his eye for style but he can also speak several languages as well as publishing many books of art photography and diet plans. An inspirational man of many talents.
Following years working for luxury brands like Fendi, Chloe and Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld launched his own name label in 1984. His ethos: ‘intellectual sexiness.’ Karl’s eye for fashion of the moment was quickly recognised and his name was everywhere. In June 2011, he was awarded the Gordon Parks Foundation Award in recognition of his work as a designer, photographer and filmmaker.
Under his creative direction, the Karl Lagerfeld fashion house is known for its cutting-edge and cool modern takes on timeless classics. The brand creates popular ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags, watches, footwear, perfumes, jewellery, and eyewear. The brand’s latest venture is to introduce a men’s tailored collection into North America. It’s not hard to see why the fashion house is so highly esteemed, with Karl and his team creating visionary, eclectic, ultramodern styles that tap into the trends of the moment spectacularly.
A best-loved quirky characteristic of Karl is his outstanding adoration for his cat. Choupette Lagerfeld has beautiful white fur and sapphire blue eyes. It is safe to say she is the most pampered cat on the planet. She is a frequent jet-setter with 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. You name it, she’s got it.
The feline beauty of 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.
A playful twist on the classic cateye frame features in these new Kitten Cateye sunglasses. Featuring in a thin metal frame, the cute designs recall Choupette and her status as feline fashion royalty.
Perhaps less eccentric in their tribute to Choupette, these Metal Cateye Sunglasses are still as striking. Tapping into the classic cateye elegance, the refined rounded frame shape is finished off with a golden metal outline that contrasts beautifully with the bold black. The blue gradient lens add an extra hint of sophistication.
These deep oval cateye sunglasses are presented in a rose gradient glitter frame and are perfect for summer parties. The unique arrow detailing connecting the frames to the temples adds that little modern edginess that Karl Lagerfeld is loved for.
To explore the rest of the Karl Lagerfeld collection head to our site now.
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