There are few relationships in the world like Cara Delevinge and Karl Lagerfeld's. So to appropriately honor the late designer, Delevinge partnered with Hun Kim, the design director at KARL LAGERFELD, to create the perfect collaboration, and we are loving every second of it. The muse-artist relationship inspired the British model to create CARA LOVES KARL, now available online and in various pop-up stores worldwide.
Delevigne recalls meeting Lagerfeld for the first time during the spring 2012 Chanel couture show, where she was cast to walk for the first time, and she was terrified. The model remembers him telling her, "You are meant to be here," which gave her the encouragement and reassurance she needed to move forward. He "changed my life in ways I'm still unable to comprehend," she said in a Vogue interview.
The recently released Cara Loves Karl collection is a true ode to the mastermind that was Lagerfeld and his relationship with Delevigne. The collab features a mix of genderless ready-to-wear pieces and accessories which reflect their shared values that sport sustainable materials. "I've never understood how we can define clothing with a gender," she said. "It was important to me that the collection not be just unisex, but genderless." The collection includes suit jackets, button-down shirts in various styles, elongated vests, tailored slacks, and more, all available to mix and match to compliment the wearer's style. Delevigne's favorite piece from the "comfortable, easy, and wearable" collection is the reversible bomber, so make sure to check it out!
Speaking about the highly-anticipated collaboration, Delevingne says, "I'm honored to be able to partner with the only fashion house that carries Karl's name and get the chance to make a personal contribution to his legacy. It's been great to share my ideas with the creative team, have a say in the designs, and just have some fun in the process." In association with the progressive approach to the designs and collection, the campaign is supported through futuristic imagery portraying Delevigne and Lagerfeld's relationship through digital avatars. The physical-meets-digital approach honors the designer's iconic legacy, giving audiences worldwide the ultimate Lagerfeld experience, so make sure to check it out here.