Karl Lagerfeld brand bans use of exotic skins
Karl Lagerfeld has banned its use of exotic animal skins, as the brand is hoping that this move may reduce the spread of COVID-19. According to a statement from PETA, "wildlife experts warn that the trade in skins of snakes, crocodiles, and others could fuel the spread of diseases like COVID-19." This decision follows Karl Lagerfeld's...
Dec 18, 2020
Karl Lagerfeld collaborates with Amber Valletta
Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with supermodel, actress and activist Amber Valletta to co-develop an eco-friendly accessories collection for spring 2021. Valletta, who was a muse of Karl Lagerfeld, will introduce conscious accessory styles, including a special edition K/Kushion bag, crafted with innovative, socially sustainable materials...
Nov 27, 2020
Karl Lagerfeld launches underwear collection
The Karl Lagerfeld brand has announced it is expanding into underwear with a new collection launching Friday. The collection, available for both men and women, will be available from 13 November exclusively on the Parisian luxury label’s website and on German e-tail giant Zalando. For women, the underwear collection ranges from sporty to...
Nov 10, 2020
Karl Lagerfeld brand teams up with DJs for newest collection
Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous label is teaming up with three DJs for its latest collection to celebrate the late designer’s love for music and support for young talent. The Parisian label is working with Siobhan Bell, Chelina Manuhutu and Tokimonsta on the Karl Lagerfeld x Music collection. Each has edited their favourite looks from the Karl...
Oct 9, 2020
Chanel inspired by Karl Lagerfeld for haute couture AW20/21
Chanel artistic director Virginie Viard took inspiration from Karl Lagerfeld for her autumn/winter 2020-21 haute couture collection with a “punk princess” vibe filled with ornate embellishments. While Viard’s spring-summer 2020 Chanel haute couture collection was influenced by the simplicity and rigour of the abbey at Aubazine, where Gabrielle...
Jul 7, 2020
Podcast: Chanel Métier Class from Karl Lagerfeld
One of Karl Lagerfeld's last interviews was recorded during a Métiers d'Art show in New York (2018). In Métier Class zooms podcast journalist Tyler Brûlé on the attention to detail and craftsmanship of the French fashion house. Property: CHANEL Métier Class in association with eye glasses magazine
Apr 8, 2020
Chanel AW20 show takes a step further from the Lagerfeld influence
Chanel designer Virginie Viard Tuesday signalled she may put an end to the brand's themed Paris fashion week spectaculars, a year after the death of her legendary predecessor Karl Lagerfeld. The German showman spent millions turning the vast Grand Palais into his playground, building a Chanel space rocket, a near life-sized ocean liner, the...
Mar 3, 2020
Fashion documentary on fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld
A portrait of Karl Lagerfeld from 2014, watch the 45-minute documentary. February 19, it is exactly a year sinceKarl Lagerfeld died. Video: Karl Lagerfeld - German fashion designer and icon | DW Documentary, eigendom DW Documentary, via Youtube.
Feb 19, 2020
One year later: How Chanel, Fendi and the Karl Lagerfeld brand are faring without Karl
Exactly one year ago the news came out that designer Karl Lagerfeld had died. At that time he was the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his own brand: Karl Lagerfeld. One of the big questions on 19 February 2019 was: what to do next? Who will take the artistic lead over the brands and how do you follow someone like Kaiser Karl? After a...
Feb 19, 2020
Woolmark launches tribute to Karl Lagerfeld
The Woolmark Company is launching 777 limited-edition ‘Knit Karl’ boxes including Merino yarn, knitting needles, and patterns to create one of the four designs imagined by Karl Lagerfeld, as a tribute to celebrate the designer’s life and legacy. Lagerfeld, first rose to fame after he won the 1954 Woolmark Prize in the coat category, and since...
Feb 6, 2020
In pictures: 10 important fashion moments in 2019
December is the month to reflect on the year and look forward to the new one ahead. FashionUnited takes a look at important fashion image of 2019: the year in fashion photos. Photo Vegan Fashion Week Vegan Fashion Week makes its debut in Los Angeles Vegan Fashion Week makes its debut in February. The event, which highlights designers who produce...
Dec 27, 2019
Karl Lagerfeld label pledges to go fur-free
Karl Lagerfeld has said goodbye to fur. PETA announced this week that the luxury fashion label has agreed to ban the use of fur in its products, along with the rest of its sibling-companies. The entire AM Retail Group, which owns Wilsons Leather, G.H. Bass & Co., Calvin Klein Performance, Karl Lagerfeld Paris and DKNY stores, will go entirely...
Dec 19, 2019