Born in Lagos, Nigeria, and raised in Austria from age 4, the designer had previously shown at Arise Fashion Week in Lagos, and came on to the international radar as a finalist for the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers.
Honoring its founder’s penchant for surprising collaborations, he has cooked up a capsule collection with buzzy designer Kenneth Ize, whose colorful, energetic fashions exalt Nigerian weaving and craft skills.
“The breadth of Karl’s work has been very inspiring to me, and it’s an honor to be working with his namesake maison,” Ize said, sharing details of the project first with WWD. “Our vision is to combine Karl’s Parisian-chic aesthetic with elements of traditional African artistry.”
Ize made a splash with his official Paris Fashion Week debut last February as Naomi Campbell closed the show, handily sparking a social-media sensation. Continue reading
Although no great fan of fashion exhibitions, especially retrospectives, the late Karl Lagerfeld is perhaps the designer most deserving of one.
The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York certainly thinks so, and head curator Andrew Bolton is to conceive the showcase for 2022.
The Met has yet to divulge the theme of its 2020 fashion exhibition, saying only that the Costume Institute’s permanent collection would be the primary source of looks as the institution marks its 150th anniversary Continue reading
The Karl Lagerfeld brand will attend the next session of Pitti Uomo with a presentation honoring its late founding designer. That will include a performance by the London-based street artist Endless, and displays of the brand’s spring 2020 collections of men’s wear, women’s wear, footwear, eyewear, denim and beachwear.
“Our presence at Pitti Uomo will be a special moment to kick off a series of global events that celebrate Karl’s legacy and reflect upon his pioneering, cutting-edge and iconic contributions to design,” said Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld. “Pitti Uomo will also be an exciting platform to showcase our new collections and share the inspiring, immersive World of Karl experience.” Continue reading
Quilted patent leather, metal button, non-slip wheels, Karl Lagerfeld reinvents the ultra luxury version of the trolley for his supermarket.
Pasta with caviar, sardines with “foie gras” … Karl Lagerfeld had dared to transform the Grand Palais into a luxury supermarket. With over 500 products and 1000 packaged items, the models parade between the shelf spaces.
In fashion, Chanel reinvented sneakers, leggings, tweed suits declined in jumpsuit, bags, box of milk “Coco” or candy package. The “must” of these exceptional accessories: the reinterpretation of Continue reading