Brand history

Karl Lagerfeld was born September 10, 1933 in Hamburg, Germany
At 21, he won his first prize in a competition organized by the International Wool Textile Organization for a coat design. The coat was produced by Pierre Balmain, for whom Karl Lagerfeld was then working as an assistant. Karl led the fashion houses Chanel (36 years), Chloe and Fendi (54 years). In 1984, he created his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld, while working at Chanel and Fendi. After Karl's death in 2019, his post was taken by Han Kim, Karl's right-hand man during his lifetime. Han is originally from South Korea and studied in Seoul and New York. Worked for brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Elie Tahari and Ralph Lauren. Khan creates all collections together with Carine Roitfeld, Karl’s close friend, with whom they were friends for 25 years.

DNA and philosophy

The products always reflect the style of Karl Lagerfeld himself: a mix of classics with rock chic
Stories from the life of Karl and his beloved cat Choupette are reflected in prints
Timeless models in modern design: strict, clear lines, ironic and creative prints
“Clothing that references the past is adapted to the present and can be worn in the future.”
White shirt as a wardrobe staple
The brand's clients are similar in character to Karl: they are aimed at a modern, cool and environmentally friendly wardrobe
Those who choose Karl Lagerfeld are bold in their clothes and looks
Black and white palette in the context of a brand as a game of contrasts, a mix of moods