Monochrome With A Twist

By Jo Phillips

Triple-threat fashion designer, icon, and brand; Karl Lagerfeld lives on through the breadth of innovation with the brand’s latest collection created in collaboration with Kenneth Ize. Join us in ‘Monochrome With A Twist’ as we explore how the iconic monochrome Lagerfeld signature combines with Ize’s vibrantly printed Nigerian style. The result; multi-dimensional aesthetics and textures.

Karl Lagerfeld X Kenneth Ize

The fusion, available now for SS21, was proposed and curated by style advisor Carine Roitfeld, bringing together eye-catching prints and smart silhouettes.

Karl Lagerfeld X Kenneth Ize

Karl Lagerfeld design director, Hun Kim co-created the collection with Kenneth Ize which takes inspiration from traditional aso oke cloth creating gender-neutral styles and accessories reflecting a sophisticated merge of two cultures.

Karl Lagerfeld X Kenneth Ize

This Ready to Wear gender-neutral collection consists of tailored separates, fine-knitted tops, and pants, printed silk co-ords, and beautifully bright accessories.

Karl Lagerfeld X Kenneth Ize

The fusion of cultural aesthetics continues into fabric sourcing. Fabrics used for accessories were all sourced from Nigerian artisans and garment materials consist of fine silks, Italian hemp, and ethically, sustainably sourced leather.

Karl Lagerfeld X Kenneth Ize

Style advisor Carine Roitfeld notes that “There’s a freshness to Kenneth’s designs that is so very different, and it creates a nice contrast to the brand’s DNA”. According to Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of KARL LAGERFELD, “Kenneth shares KARL LAGERFELD’s vision for innovation, craftsmanship, quality, and authenticity, and we are excited to bring the fruits of this collaboration to the public”. This multi-dimensional culturally aesthetic fusion is now available at Browns, Farfetch, and KARL LAGERFELD.

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