PARIS — Is Karl Lagerfeld the busiest designer this couture week? Of course he is.
In addition to his back-to-back couture shows for Chanel on Tuesday, he’s gearing up for his long-awaited thrust into masstige on Wednesday, when his new Karl collection goes on sale exclusively on Net-a-porter.com.
And on Friday, writing appointments will start here for his new Karl Lagerfeld Paris collection, licensed to Italy’s Ittierre, in which he gives a more luxurious spin on his graphic style. Karl Lagerfeld president Pier Paolo Righi described the 300-piece Paris line, priced to retail from $300 to $2,500, as having an “advanced contemporary” edge rather than being a classic designer collection. For the first season, the company is targeting about 50 to 60 doors in Europe, and about a dozen or so in America, he noted.
Peter Kim's Los Angeles-based premium denim line has always had its finger on the pulse of youth. This season, novelty is back in a way reminiscent of early Aughts, with studs, lace-ups, racing waxed denim and more. For more highlights if some of the key brands at the Vegas trade shows, go to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: Patrick Gray; Styles by @thealexbadia; Story by @karihamanaka and @marcy_wwd)
"I was driving back on Saturday afternoon from the beach, and I just saw this sign saying 'Skydiving for $95.' And I was like, I can't not sky dive for $95," says Tom Bateman about a moment in Hawaii while shooting "Snatched." #wwdeye (📷: @vsteves; Interview by @ktauer; Styled by @thealexbadia)