A yellow T-shirt depicting Karl Lagerfeld tagging his name summed up his spring collection — graphic, irreverent, tinged with rock ’n’ roll and spiked with bright color.
That citrus shade, along with a range of pinks and electric blue, added verve to Lagerfeld’s steady diet of black and white. The designer continues to feed his clients what they now expect from his signature brand: skinny jeans in waxy or metallic jacquards; leather biker pants and jackets loaded with silver hardware; white shirts with tuxedo details, and sharp career tailoring, for spring streaked with contrasting grosgrain ribbons.
Also noteworthy and of-the-moment were beefy, oversize sweaters; tidy cardigans with panels of supple lambskin, and the season’s ubiquitous pleats, which translated into a striking halter dress with a shirt collar.
Lagerfeld’s company is in the midst of rolling out boutiques in China and Europe, and the product range is expanding to support it, particularly in leather goods. Notable shoes include bicolor brothel creepers and platform booties in perforated leather.
Color also infiltrated the bag department, as did Lagerfeld’s beloved cat Choupette, who inspired a coin purse that has Internet sensation written all over it.