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
A decade of fashion: What will be remembered from the 2010s
So these were the 2010s. An exciting decade that began, for the fashion industry, with the tragic suicide of Alexander McQueen in February 2010 and closed with Karl Lagerfeld’s death in 2019. Two giants of fashion, both had a decisive influence on fashion in the years before their deaths, and their absences have left large gaps. In this review,...
Dec 17, 2019
Behind the scenes of Chanel’s reinvention: a conversation with Karl Lagerfeld
This podcast is the first episode of Chanel’s series uncovering the way the French maison collaborates with the greatest minds in the industry to continue build on the legend created but Mademoiselle Coco. Recorded in December at the Métiers d'art show in New York, Tyler Brûlé features Karl Lagerfeld in a candid conversation about how his...
Dec 15, 2019
Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel shows to be immortalized with Rizzoli book
Karl Lagerfeld’s elaborate, theatrical, and undeniably iconic fashion shows will be cemented into fashion history in the form of Rizzoli’s photography book,Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows. The publishing company made the announcement on its Instagram. The book, dedicated to Lagerfeld’s fantastical Chanel fashion shows, which demonstrate only a...
Sep 4, 2019
LVMH to establish Karl Lagerfeld prize
Toward the end of his life, legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld acted as a judge for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Now, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will be establishing a prize in the late designer's honor, with their Special Prize henceforth being known as the Karl Lagerfeld Prize. The news first broke via WWD. The first Karl...
Aug 28, 2019