Either Mr. Lagerfeld’s collar is way to tight, or hell just froze over because for the first time in 7 years, the average person will be able to be the proud owner of one of the design geniuses brain babies!
Karl Lagerfeld has designed an affordable collection for the department store, Macy’s. This isn’t the first time Lagerfeld has delved into the affordable clothes market, he was one of the first luxury designers to team up with H&M for a capsule collection, but this is a rarity (like I said, 7 years ago). The collection is a ready-to-wear collection that is made up of jackets, shorts, skirts, tops and trousers, and will definitely not disappoint.
Lagerfeld has spoken with the Associated Press about his latest rendezvous and it turns out the misunderstood designer, who is often assumed to be stuck-up and snooty, loves to do more affordable lines.
- “I like to do the opposite of what people expect — and do it well. Because in our times, the inexpensive, in a way, is more important in fashion than the very, very expensive. So the people who can buy the expensive can buy the inexpensive, too. The people who can buy the inexpensive — because I never say cheap — maybe they cannot buy the expensive, but they can buy a lipstick or nail polish from Chanel. I approach this more or less the same way that I approached H&M because, you know, I was the first one to do H&M. So I do it from instinct because I know life in a way — what people want to wear, what they have, what they don’t have.”
He says he finds it a challenge and thinks that it is very important to make good designs accessible (Can I get an Amen!).
- “It is a challenge to do that price range. I see it like a challenge.”
The line has hit Macy’s department stores just in time for New York Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out. This will no doubt be another successful venture for the Fashion Master.