KARL LAGERFELD Resort 2024 womenswear collection finds inspiration in old Hollywood glamour of the 1920s and ‘30s and ‘90s Californian varsity prep.
KARL LAGERFELD Day-to-night wardrobe essentials are versatile for every occasion, including sleek workday suiting, playful weekend looks, and high-shine eveningwear that balances opulent details with pared-back femininity.
The season opens with elegant evening styles that reimagine Hollywood decadence. Sartorial suits and classic silhouettes shine with cutout details, bouclé, faux leather and transparent mesh fabrics; the look is further amplified by innovative tailoring options and rich, jewel tones like deep teal and ruby red. Designs also feature new applications in sequin trims, rhinestones and metallic finishes, while outerwear is tailored and transformable. Linking back to the KARL brand DNA, pieces are topped with a fan-shaped hardware that’s inspired by the favorite accessory that Karl Lagerfeld was known to carry.
KARL’S Varsity Club is a modern take on relaxed athleisure and prep classics. Inspired by iconic American country club style — like checkered prints, patches and argyle knitwear — the aesthetic is made more modern with youthful, midriff-bearing cuts and bold logos.
The season’s hero pieces comprise an evening-ready edit. A monochromatic white three-piece suit makes an instant statement, while the party-ready offering includes a ruffled halter dress and a satiny ruffled skirt to pair with a long-sleeved mesh top. Any outfit can be completed with a sumptuous, belted trench coat that’s topped with cascading, oversized ruffles.
KARL LAGERFELD Accessories offer new shapes, formats and shine. The IKON/K introduces a large top handle silhouette, plus glitter details and fresh color pops.
The K/SIGNATURE 2.0 features a new shoulder bag shape, a new angled placement, and unexpected materials including faux shearling; similarly, the K/SEVEN ELEMENTS also sees a top handle silhouette and mini version. In small accessories, KARL’s Varsity Club includes playful keychains, wallets, purses and cardholders.