In the same week that H&M released their second collaboration with Versace (a rapid sell-out, but you can find pieces on Ebay), Chanel's creative genius and former H&M collaborator Karl Lagerfeld has launched his latest collection, KARL. Expect super-sleek wardrobe staples showcasing Lagerfeld's inimitable style - those famous collars, masculine tailoring, lots of leather and, not forgetting, his trademark fingerless gloves. The collection's largely monochrome palette, punctuated by flashes of silver and sequins, provides a pared-down (at times severe) and street-chic snapshot of the designer's vision that he brings to such feminine fruition in his collections for Chanel.
Lagerfeld's first online-only collection, KARL is available exclusively at NET-A-PORTER for one month. It will then be offered to fans on Lagerfeld-branded websites. Enticingly accessible to his fans, the magic of the man himself can now be found at the click of a button and a fraction of the usual, high-fashion price tag. If Chanel equals 'Upper East Side', KARL is most certainly 'Downtown': hip, edgy and directional. Just like the man himself.
Here are my top picks from KARL at NET-A-PORTER:
|Sina sequined pencil skirt, £225|
|Jeren cotton-terry and PVC sweater, £115|
|Sachi pleated faux leather skirt, £135|
|Batya wrap-effect crepe top, £155|