The KARL LAGERFELD Fall 2020 women’s collection brings a contemporary touch to influences from historic decades and places. Styles combine references found in 18th century Europe — a time period which Karl Lagerfeld was passionate about — paired with artisanal details, ‘90s silhouettes and a sophisticated spirit. The result brings a modern-day interpretation to classic inspirations; it’s fresh, feminine and powerful for a new age of chic.
One of the most illustrious figures of the century was French queen Marie Antoinette, who was renowned for her sense of fashion. KARL LAGERFELD revisits the prominent silhouettes of her era including corset shapes, peplum seamlines and ruffled trims. Shades of cotton candy pink are combined with KARL’s quintessential palette of black and white. At the same time, themes of ‘90s power dressing appear in pant suits, jackets and trousers; the signature look is tailored and modern.
Heading north to England, the collection looks further to the wardrobes of Queen Anne and her confidante, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Styles are rooted in structured tailoring with strong shoulders, clean seams, voluminous sleeves and head-to-toe leather looks. Outerwear plays a key role with oversized cocoon coats, velvet capelets, modern ponchos and technical trench coats. There is also a masculine influence in pinstripe suiting, a full leather dress and a sweater-cape silhouette with antique embroidery detail.
The European tour concludes in Germany, where the music of Amadeus Mozart echoed through palaces at grand balls and masquerades. In a similar vein, the offering is filled with KARL’s party-ready styles for the festive season. Ripe, saturated colors and metallic finishes combine with luxe fabrics and sparkling sequins. Statement pieces include a faux fur leopard print coat, a metallic pleated skirt, and a ‘90s-inspired shirt with a built-in corset.
The Fall 2020 collection further includes a capsule inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s archive designs from the 1990s. The iconic pieces have been reimagined with new hemlines and modern fabrics, as a tribute to his resounding creativity.
New prints and colors are integrated throughout the collection, adding interest and unexpected touches of texture. The K/Ikon silhouette is reimagined in both croc and snake print effects, plus with color pops of fuchsia and graffiti prints. The range includes an oversized tote, medium top handle bag, a mini bag, a mini top handle bag and small leather goods.
This season the KARL SEVEN is updated with a croc print (in black, white and thunder) and a snake print effect (in fuchsia and natural). The offering includes a medium shoulder bag, shoulder bag, mini bag, nano bag and a variety of small leather goods in embossed croc and snake prints. For the festive season, there are also options in hot fix finishes and metallic colors. The name KARL SEVEN was inspired by Karl’s lucky number.
For festive moments, the ever-popular K/Signature family returns with dazzling glitter finishes and hot fix sparkle effects. For an unmissable fashion statement, there’s also a new range of faux fur bags that are cozy soft yet effortlessly chic.
Inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s handwritten signature, the new K/Autograph features a metal lock that mimics his original initials — exactly as he wrote them since he was young. The range includes a shoulder bag with a chain strap, and a crossbody with a leather strap. Both are designed in three colorways: classic red with a silver lock; hazelwood with a gunmetal lock; and black with a gold lock. The special lock also appears on the K/Autograph Urban silhouette, which is a belt-inspired bag with a chunky chain, two zip-top compartments, a top handle and a long strap. It is available in two sizes (large and small) in black, natural, and multicolored blue.
The K/Kushion range has a voluminous silhouette created by a padded, pillowy soft, pleated material. It includes two styles: an oversized folded tote, and a clutch with a removable strap. Both bags are available in classic black and a range of metallic colors, plus feature a KARL LAGERFELD branded leather tab on the exterior.
Finally, the K/Studio is refreshed with a larger “K” pattern and new flap shapes, for an edgy look.