Karl Lagerfeld is to showcase his debut collection for his new, more reasonably priced line ‘Karl’ today.
The collection will launch later this afternoon on NET-A-PORTER.COM and comprise of 100 pieces with prices starting at just £50, including detachable colours and fingerless gloves.
“We are thrilled and proud to be the exclusive partner for the launch of KARL,” said NET-A-PORTER.COM founder and executive chairman Natalie Massenet. “From the moment we saw the collection we were hooked and we can’t wait to introduce this to a global fashion consumer for whom Karl Lagerfeld is an icon in his own right. The collection will speak to every woman who wants a bit of the inimitable fabulous street chic that Karl Lagerfeld is known for. And given Karl’s fascination with all things modern, this will be a 21st Century launch – globally available, in-season for instant gratification and harnessing the power of the digital media and social commerce. It’s truly an honour for us to collaborate with Karl and his team.”
Highlights from the ‘affordable’ range include sequinned dresses and skirts, white shirts with cut out back detailing, and leather jackets bearing the face of the man himself.
Although the collection will launch online, it is rumoured to be expanding into stores dedicated solely to the range.
“It’s my today’s taste and style and a reflection of how I think a great number of people would like to be dressed now,” Lagerfeld told WWD. “I just want not too expensive clothes that people may like and perhaps want to wear. That was my concept for a long time, but my business partners in the past wanted to be like Chanel or Fendi without putting behind what is needed to be like that.”