PARIS, FRANCE (July 7th, 2021) – KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the official launch of an exclusive capsule collection with fashion designer Kenneth Ize. The KARL LAGERFELD X KENNETH IZE collection will be available online at KARL.com, FARFETCH.com, Brownsfashion.com, and in the Paris Saint Germain & London Regent
Street KARL LAGERFELD stores starting July 7, 2021.
The KARL LAGERFELD X Kenneth Ize capsule collection for Spring-Summer 2021 is a fusion of Nigerian and European style. Proposed and curated by Style Advisor Carine
Roitfeld, the collaboration pairs eye-catching prints with smart silhouettes. The signature black-and-white KARL LAGERFELD palette is combined with bright pops of color in patterns inspired by traditional aso oke cloth.
Kenneth Ize and KARL LAGERFELD Design Director, Hun Kim, co-created the collection of ready-to-wear, gender-neutral styles and accessories that reflect a sophisticated intersection of two worlds. The result is a glowing celebration of culture and elevated design.
All fabrics used for the accessories, including keychains and a phone bag are sourced from Nigeria, while the leather complies with stringent environmental and sourcing standards set by the Leather Working Group (LWG). The refined ready-to-wear collection includes a range of tailored separates, knitted tops and pants, flowing silhouettes and sharp, casual pieces that can easily be worn with more sophisticated looks. Key highlights include a black-and-white, swirl-print shirt made from 100% silk; matching pants crafted in a unique, Italian hemp material; bright-hued, vertical-striped sweaters made in a Merino wool-cotton blend; and a beautifully finished, tailored blazer with tonal, topstitch detailing. Prices for the exclusive KARL LAGERF ELD X KENNETH IZE collection range from €99 to €695.
“This was such an incredible experience. It allowed me to play with the brand’s existing style codes and expand my own approach to design,” noted Kenneth Ize. “I hope the public falls in love with the result.”
“There’s a freshness to Kenneth’s designs that is so very different, and it creates a nice contrast to the brand’s DNA,” said Style Adviser, Carine Roitfeld. “I’m certain that Karl would have loved the collection and its exploration of color and culture.”
“Kenneth shares KARL LAGERFELD’s vision for innovation, craftsmanship, quality and authenticity, and we are excited to bring the fruits of this collaboration to the public,”
said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD.
“We are thrilled to continue our ongoing collaboration with KARL LAGERFELD and this collection with Kenneth Ize. We have been supporting Kenneth since the beginning,
he has a unique point of view and a strong vision that coupled with his desire to celebrate local artisans and support his heritage makes him an incredible partner to continue to build on the legacy of KARL LAGERFELD. With craftsmanship and innovating for the future at its core, it is exciting to be able to bring FARFECTH and Browns customers around the globe this truly unique and timely collection,” said Holli Rogers, Chair Browns and Chief Brand Officer FARFETCH.