KARL LAGERFELD Launches Capsule Collection “Cara Loves Karl” During NYFW, Designed by Cara Delevingne
Founded by the late Karl Lagerfeld, the brand released a uni-sex collection designed by his dear friend and colleague Cara Delevingne. The capsule embodies the two’s mutual philosophies and passions they shared during their friendship. With signature looks featuring gender-neutral designing, transformability, and fine tailoring, it gives its wearer the bonds to express themselves with no limit. To symbolize the two’s shared values, the collection uses sustainable materials and has an inclusive size range from XXS to XXL.
The brand, KARL LAGERFELD, celebrates its late founder’s innovation and creativity by featuring ready-to-wear for all plus bags, accessories, footwear and more. “I am so proud of the collection I have created along with the incredibly talented team at KARL LAGERFELD,” says Cara Delevingne. “Karl was, and still is, an extremely important influence in my life and I’m honored to have created this collection under his name. I believe that Karl would have been very proud of the sustainable, genderless direction we went with, and I like to imagine he even would have worn some of the pieces himself. I can’t wait to see how people wear all the different pieces we created.”
Key elements in the collection include timeless tailoring seen in suits, shirting and tuxedo blazers as well as cutting-edge designing through two piece ensembles and removable accessories. Denim separates can be seamlessly combined with casual jersey, logo-printed tees or premium oversized sweats crafted from organic and recycled materials. All gender-neutral accessories — including a bumbag, satchel, beanies and belts — are crafted from environmentally conscious materials like recycled nylon and organic cotton. The campaign shows Delevingne and Lagerfeld alongside other models as avatars in a digital 3D playground.
15 dedicated CARA LOVES KARL shops will pop up worldwide, including locations in Milan (via Alessandro Manzoni), Los Angeles (The Grove) and New York (Wooster Street). In Paris, the capsule will take over the iconic atrium of Galeries Lafayette Champs-Élysées, with an engaging digital display.
The CARA LOVES KARL by KARL LAGERFELD collection is available now at brand stores, online, and select premium wholesale partners worldwide.