It goes without saying that the Karl Lagerfeld collection is all about Karl — his profile quilted on sweatshirts, embossed on a leather jacket and printed on jeans; the letter K used to decorate handbags.
For fall, it was all done with a sly wink and an eye for what sells. On that note, there was plenty of Lagerfeld’s signature black and white, including black leather moto pants and crisp white tuxedo shirts with superstarched collars, which remain the collection’s strong suit. But there were surprises, too — specifically, color. The palette broadened to deep blue for bouclé jackets and shorts laced with a bit of sparkle, and burgundy for a robust leather motorcycle vest. (Naturally, that also came in black).