Saturday, 1 September 2012

KARLouflage


KAISER KARL STRIKES AGAIN





Just a few days ago, Net-A-Porter launched Karl Lagerfeld's KARLouflage collection, his sophmore collection from KARL that features a range of textured blacks and patterned whites. What I love most about this collection is the use of texture within the abundance of black. The juxtaposing tulle paired with shiny PVC leather, black lace on top of white cotton - this is definitely where the fashion army buy their uniform.



My favourite pieces (excluding accessories) are the three outfits pictured above. From left to right:

1. Dewi washed - satin gown, £440: My favourite part of this ensemble is the slit in the dress just stops just above the knee. While the top of the dress is modestly covered, the slit is a playful feature that perfectly balances the entire look. The bold white detail in the jacket is also a strategic element of the piece that brings shape and direction to the sea of black. 

2. Jerry PVC-sleeve cotton-jersey sweatshirt, £115: Lately I've been obsessing over sweatshirts that aren't made of the traditional thick cotton/jersey blend. This takes it to a whole other level. The PVC leather-esque sleeve is distinctly Karl that pairing the sweatshirt with short or jeans will be enough.

3. Cotton blend jersey and tulle tuxedo gown, £785: Where do I start with this dress? The silhouette, the juxtaposition of cotton/jersey and tulle, and the mix of feminine/masculine features is just so magical. It makes me drool with envy.  

Perhaps what's best about it all is that Net-a-Porter gave us a snippet of Karl's drawing:


If only Karl was my BFF, won't that be fun?


I do not own the photos from this post. All featured here are from Net-a-Porter; they can be found here.

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