Karl Lagerfeld Has “Wearable Art” For The House’s FW23 Collection

Emma Hodgson   |   26-09-2023

The Fall-Winter 2023 collection by Karl Lagerfeld has been released which the house describes as “a vibrant expression of wearable art.” Key pieces in the collection include puffer jackets and down parkas and feminine silhouettes in double-face wool with soft tailoring.

Everyday essentials are complemented by unique pieces such as faux teddy, mohair, luxurious shearling and a faux fur overcoat accentuated by a checkerboard black and white print. The house’s iconic Odina biker jacket is also included in the collection in five striking colours, in both leather and suede and accompanied by matching handbags.

“Pieces found in Karl’s archives reveal a different side to his creative legacy and inspire the use of bold, vivid shades across knits, wovens, outerwear and tailoring. Sophisticated classics are reimagined with geometric shapes, colour block patterns and modern rock-chic details. A highlight of the season is a KL logo seal — inspired by a vintage wax seal that Karl originally created in the ‘80s — that appears as statement hardware on ready-to-wear trims, bags and jewellery. It’s Karl’s point of view reinterpreted for today with functionality, innovation and outspoken confidence,” the house explains in notes which accompany the collection. 

The collection was created by the house’s Design Director, Hun Kim. For FW2023 the designer has put together a selection called “Hun’s Picks”, which the house explains are “standout pieces ranging from understated to avant-garde”.

Those included by Kim include a knit bandeau top and matching skirt that feature an engineered colour-blocked motif, while a faux fur plum jacket is the ultimate fashion statement piece. Meanwhile, easy shirt-dresses and a punto blazer make for elegant everyday layering is also included. 

Karl Lagerfeld’s hero accessory of the season is its “Ikon K” bag, inspired by the clean, architectural lines of the letter K.