Karl Lagerfeld onthul sy Olimpiese-reeks

Hy is een van die wêreld se bekendste ontwerpers, en met sy kenmerkende spierwit hare en geteileerde pak, pronk hy self op die Logo van sy nuutste reeks, Team Karl. Hier in word hy gesien in die tradisionele diskus posisie – gereed om te gooi.

Die is slegs een van drie reekse wat die Chanel grootkop ontwerp onder die “Karl Lagerfeld” naam.  Team Karl is spesiaal ter eer aan die Olimpiese spele, die ander twee is Karl and the premium line, en Karl Lagerfeld Paris.  Die onthulling het plaasgevind in Selfridges die aand voor die Olimpiese spele afgeskop het, en was ‘n spog-geleentheid.

Karl Lagerfeld last night joined in with the countdown to the Games as he launched a new collection at Selfridges with a glittering bash.

The Chanel creative head unveiled three collections under the Karl Lagerfeld brand: Karl and the premium line Karl Lagerfeld Paris, and a pop-up store selling unique designs created especially for Selfridges customers in honour of the Olympics under the moniker Team Karl.

But despite opening a store in time for the Games, Lagerfeld said he would not be one of the billions from around the world tuning in to the event when it kicks off this week.

The logo for the Team Karl range shows the designer standing in the traditional discus pose — an arm swung back about to throw the disc – but still wearing his trademark suit and powdered hair.

Highlights of the collection include gold, silver and bronze logos on T-shirts with Lagerfeld’s name on them, sunglasses in medal hues, and metallic trims int he form of glittering gold collars.

‘It’s a collection of today, he said. ‘So it’s the mood the way I see things, with a touch of humour and lightness in it.’

KARL LAGERFELD will personally unveil his Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges tonight, but we have a preview to show you first. Available to buy from tomorrow, items range between £95 and £325. 


Featuring jackets, skinny jeans and the designer’s signature collars, the capsule range is tinged with metallic gold throughout – even the collars come in gold, silver and bronze colourways. The collection will be housed at a new pop-up store on the third floor of Selfridges, which will also be home to the designer’s new luxury menswear line, Karl Lagerfeld Paris Man, as well as his masstige line – which launched on NET-A-PORTER.COM in January. The store’s homage to the Kaiser will continue in its windows, which will be decorated to a Lagerfeld theme.