Karl Lagerfeld and Net-A-Porter Fuel the Karl Collection Craze

By  January 23, 2012

Karl Lagerfeld is staging a global takeover by partnering with luxury retailer Net-A-Porter. The Karl Collection combines the designer’s iconic aesthetic with sportswear elements and a rock ’n’ roll edge. Expect shirts featuring swimmer-back cuts, perforated leather vests, fingerless leather gloves and vinyl boxer-style shorts. The mostly monochromatic collection includes a variety of feminine elements; beautifully draped dresses in metallic silk or subdued sequins, leather skirts, plunging zippered necklines in the back of short dresses and detachable collars make for a unique aesthetic. Even Karl’s silhouette is incorporated into the collection with a small hound’s tooth-like print adorning jeans, tanks and totes! Glam got to a sneak peek this morning and we’re obsessed. Plus we had the chance to style a complete Karl by Karl Lagerfeld look, which you can check out below:

In anticipation of the highly coveted collection, Net-A-Porter has installed five pop-up window shops in Paris, New York, London, Berlin and Sydney where members of the “Karl Kult” can get their first glimpse on January 25th.  With the Net-A-Porter Karl App, visitors can scan shop and enter to win an all-expense paid trip to explore Karl’s favorite Parisian hotspots and $7,500 to the luxury retailer. Karl will also make a personal appearance that day in Place Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris to open the mysterious cube to unveil exclusive video footage and the collection as well as reveal the winners of the “Karlified” App and ‘Find Karl’ Maze Game. For those who can’t make the trek, can watch all the action online. Karl mania has spread far and wide and will reach a fevered pitch when the collection gets released.

The Karl Collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which will retail from $50-$1,000, will be available January 25th at Net-A-Porter.com.

Photos: KARL at NET-A-PORTER.COM