KARL In Tokyo – KARL LAGERFELD Introduces it’s Holiday 2018 Collection
Karl and Choupette travel to Japan in this playful, giftable collection.
PARIS, FRANCE (October, 2018) – KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to introduce its Holiday 2018 collection, “Karl in Tokyo.” The collection features Karl Lagerfeld traveling to Japan, one of his favourite places in the world. Designs are inspired by iconic kimono silhouettes and manga cartoons, reinterpreted through KARL LAGERFELD’s sophisticated yet playful lens. The collection will be available from First of November at KARL LAGERFELD stores worldwide and online at KARL.COM, plus at select wholesale partners.
In graphics, Karl wears a classic kimono while Choupette is depicted as a “daruma,”a traditional Japanese wishing doll. A colour palette of black and white is offset bypops of red and indigo blue. Styles are topped with embroideries of “KARL” written in Japanese, or a manga cartoon comic strip of Karl and Choupette.
Ready-to-wear features kimono-inspired styles crafted from plush velvet, luxurioussatin, silk or jacquard boucle; for added structure, the pieces are finished with obi beltsand cord ties. As Japan is renowned for its denim, the collection has various shadesof indigo. A boucle wrap skirt and matching peplum jacket are crafted in mixed bluehues, with distinct KARL branding and fringed hemlines. Jeans include a girlfriend fitwith all-over sequin embellishment and a tailored, pin tuck flare.
Ideal for holiday gifting, small accessories include cashmere-blend beanies, passportcovers, a wallet, phone cases, keychains, a scarf, a minaudiere, and notebooks — all with the collection’s “Karl in Tokyo” graphics. A versatile bumbag has a removablewaist strap, allowing it to double as a small coin purse.
Additional accessories include shoulderbags, totes, hobo bags and coated canvasshoppers. The classic shoulderbag shape is updated with two gussets in contrastingred and white, with a cord detail on the hand strap that mimics the traditional beltsused to tie kimonos. A new hobo silhouette has dyed edges along the seams, plus anartwork of “kimono Karl” in a glittery finish.
KARL LAGERFELD COMPANY PROFILE
Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational andrelevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion
house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aestheticcombines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, childrenswear, bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery.
In 2016 the company launched bridal fine jewellery and KARL LAGERFELD PARIS, which brings Parisian inspired styles to North America.
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