The KARL LAGERFELD Fall-Winter 2017 collection finds its inspiration in Karl’s most iconic, signature styles — pieces with character and meaning, reinterpreted for today. The look is effortless and easy, striking the perfect balance between Karl’s favourite dichotomies: masculine but feminine, youthful but chic, classic but modern. It’s all about mix-and-match wardrobe essentials with a cool, nonchalant charm.
This season, 18th and 19th century military uniforms are reimagined with a feminine twist. Tonal patches and embroideries mix with rope, lace and zippers — it’s no longer just about function, but a celebration of decorative details. Day-to-day dressing is a nod to boy-meets-girl tailoring: high-waisted sailor pants, chunky turtlenecks and structured tuxedo blazers meet dainty bows, pleats and silk georgette ruffles in blouses and dresses. A core palette of black and white is livened with pops of soft pink and army green. In outerwear, lace-up finishes adorn the designs, from the sleeves of a leather biker jacket to the back of a military trench. The final touch is a statement biker jacket with a shearling collar and panels, cut with a slightly oversized fit.
The signature style is about versatility and juxtaposition — dramatic yet wearable, elegant and comfortable. A black and white palette is accented by pops of rhubarb, rhinestone details and metallic gold trimmings. Quilted down outerwear is topped with feminine metallic bouclé, seen in a gilet, a cropped bomber and a long bomber. Crafted from hand-selected yarns, the bouclé also appears in blazers, pencil skirts and dresses.