Carine Roitfeld Announced Style Advisor Of Karl Lagerfeld Brand
Carine Roitfeld, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, will lead all creative styling of the late founder’s namesake brand for the next three seasons, with the first collection under her direction due in spring 2020.
As a close friend and muse to the late designer, it comes as no surprise that Roitfeld would take on the opportunity. The two creatives co-published The Little Black Jacket, and in 2004, the duo spearheaded the iconic collaboration between Karl Lagerfeld and H&M, which forever changed the way fast fashion and luxury fashion approach collaborations.
“I am blessed and thankful for having had the opportunity to work with Karl for so many years – we shared not only a professional relationship but a deep friendship,” said Roitfeld. “He will always be a legend, who redefined the notions of fashion, photography and celebrity. It is my honour to collaborate with his namesake brand as style advisor, carrying out his iconic vision for the upcoming three seasons.”
Roitfeld, arguably one of the most powerful women in fashion, is also the founder and director of CR Fashion Book and CR Men, and also serves as Harper’s Bazaar’s global fashion director.
This isn’t the first time that Roitfeld will be working with the Karl Lagerfeld house. The last few months saw the French editor and stylist contributing to the brand on specific projects, including THE EDIT BY CARINE ROITFELD – her selection of essential pieces from the maison – which will be available in September this year.
The spring 2020 collection under Roitfeld will be a continuation of Lagerfeld’s season celebrating his favourite artistic movement, the Bauhaus style.
We look forward to seeing Roitfeld honour Lagerfeld’s legacy. It's bound to be exactly what the creative genius had imagined.