KARL by Karl Largerfeld hits BT2
KARL by top designer Karl Largerfeld arrived after months of anticipation. This surely puts Dublin on the map as a style capital. Karl Largerfeld is renowned for his glamourous creations as creative director of top design houses such as Chanel and Fendi.
Karl Largerfeld’s fashion career started in 1955 when he was awarded an apprentice position with Pierre Balmain, he stayed for 3 years and from there, he moved onto Jean Patou and designed collections there for 5 years. Largerfeld launched himself as a freelance designer in 1962 and worked with fashion brands such as Mario Valentino, Rapetto, Tiziani, Chloe, Curiel and Fendi. From 1982, Largerfelds fame rose internationally. He collaborated with Diesel founder Renzo Rosso on a denim collection in 2002, designed costumes for stars such as Madonna and Kylie, collaborated with Swedish high street store H&M in 2004 to offer a limited range of Largerfeld designs in selected stores, in 2006 Karl announced the launch of another personal label dubbed K Karl Largerfeld, and now, 2012 has produced the stunning new KARL collection exclusive for retail in BT2.
His new personal collection, KARL, showcases a range of structured, masculine pieces. It’s all about collars, tailored jackets, and short dresses. The colour scheme is monochrome for the most part, but he throws in some exquisite sequins and metallics too, which I love! The accessories and shoes in the range have a slight funky, futuristic feel to them.
Fashion fans can buy into the new range for just €19 for a shopper bag, prices on the clothes go up to about €1000 for a snakeskin textured leather jacket.
Until next time,