The KARL LAGERFELD Fall 2019 collection is a celebration of KARL’s iconic aesthetic, fusing timeless classics with a sophisticated, rock-chic feel. Styles are inspired by masculine influences of military tailoring and historic armour, updated with feminine seaming, pleats and trims. Next to the signature black and white palette there are saturated jewel tones like rich emerald green and intense burgundy; the look is further elevated with perforated leather and textured boucle fabrics.
Casual but sophisticated, this curated offering embraces athleisure style combined with KARL LAGERFELD’s iconic “RUE ST GUILLAUME” address logo. Jackets, knitwear, trackpants and sweatshirts are ideal for pre-and-post workout, while technical leggings and tank tops can be worn for a chic gym session. In accessories, the range features more than a dozen athleisure-inspired styles: a grainy leather bucket bag, a tote, a weekender and a trolley, plus a nylon offering of bum bags, a backpack, a crossbody and a large tote.
Early fall days are all about romantic silhouettes. Seaming details reference a knight’s armour, while soft layers of fabric and peplum cuts create an effortlessly feminine feel. The essential fabric is leather — both real and faux — which appears on a pencil skirt with zipper details, a fringed skirt, a long-sleeved dress, biker pants and iconic moto jackets. Additional key pieces include a poplin shirt with cascading tails, flared trousers, and an athleisure bomber jacket made into a long, pleated dress.
The focus of the styling is on heavy seaming details and structured tailoring with contrast stitching, buckle details and zipper trims, featuring a predominantly monochromatic colour palette and occasional pops of vivid purple and bronze jewel tones.
The collection features a wide assortment of outerwear including down puffer jackets, a tailored full-length coat and a technical down parka, as well as a statement faux fur coat, customised with an all-over striped KARL Logo.
For everyday wear styles are accented with modern volume on shoulders the collection includes a range of cable knit turtlenecks, dresses and cutout sweats for daytime looks. Evening wear pieces feature metallic pleating, liquid-effect fabrics, foiled mesh, eyelets and festive boucle. There’s a wide variety of black dresses with fit-and-flare, bodycon and wrap silhouettes as well as a tuxedo-jumpsuit with zipper details. For casual weekends, there is a range of cozy sweatshirts and hoodies, plus a cashmere-blend “KARL” tunic.
The new collection features a bag for every occasion crafted in the best quality leather featuring signature styling and contemporary quirks to make a statement. The new K/Ikon bag’s silhouette is inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic high-collar shirt and tie. Ideal for daily use is the K/Vektor which features a new triangular embellishment and chain detail available in shoulder bag, hobo and tote silhouettes. The K/Journey is the most versatile option as the reversible tote comes in four colour combinations. The K/Geo is the season’s new leather hobo shape with geometric design features. The K/Odina is a rock-chic style bag accented by zipper details for extra attitude which makes for the perfect pairing for the Odina leather biker jacket. The K/Fur is made from faux fur which can be styled as a playful fashion statement due to its all-over KARL LAGERFELD stripe print.
The Karl Seven, an instantly-iconic style inspired by Karl’s lucky number and his favourite arrondissement in Paris. The versatile bag can be carried three ways: across the body using the long chain strap; as a mid-length handbag by doubling up the chain strap; or as a compact handbag by using the thick top handle.
Crafted from smooth leather, its aesthetic is sophisticated and contemporary, with KARL’s trademark rock-chic touch. Along the front flap is a decorative chain detail, while the top handle is embossed with “KARL.” Various editions including croc leather, metallic leather and a leopard print calf leather.
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