For the past 8 years, Claridge’s luxury hotel in Mayfair has been collaborating with famous designers and have entrusted them with the task of designing their Christmas tree. It was recently announced that this year’s designer will be Karl Lagerfeld. We still have no idea about what Karl’s Christmas Tree for Claridge’s will look like, but we won’t have to wait long, since the official unveiling will take place at the hotel’s lobby on the morning of November 22, which is a little more than a week from now. Lagerfeld will be the 8th in the line of creative visionaries for have been invited to put their stamp on the Christmas decorations of the famous hotel, following, Jony Ive, chief design officer at Apple, industrial designer Marc Newson, Burberry’s Christopher Bailey (photo of the tree on the right, above), and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. They have all interpreted Christmas in their own distinctive styles in the past, and we can’t wait to see what Karl has to share with us. The German-born designer stated about his collaboration with the iconic hotel, that “Christmas trees are the strongest ‘souvenir’ of my happy childhood.” We couldn’t agree more Karl! We’ll stay tuned for the big unveiling! 🙂
Photos by Vogue.co.uk
SHOP KARL LAGERFELD:
It was recently announced that Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with footwear brand Vans for a capsule collection of both apparel and footwear, set to launch worldwide on September 7th. The collection will include remakes of six shoes, including the Sk8-Hi laceless platform and Old Skool laceless. The iconinc Vans checkerboard pattern will be mixed with Karl’s initials in quilted leather, and Lagerfeld’s own unique style. The collection will also include black & white T-shirts, bomber jackets and backpacks, with Karl’s image on them. The prices of the collection will range between $40 and $300, with the capsule collection making its debut at the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin in early September. After September 7, it will be distributed in Karl Lagerfeld boutiques internationally, selected Vans retailers, and online. Karl Lagerfeld teased the collection through his Instagram account, but till now we haven’t seen a sneak peek of the collaboration.
The new 2018 Chanel Cruise collection, which took place in Grand Palais in Paris, travelled us to Ancient Greece, with this stunning fashion show. Karl Lagerfeld whose first book was Greek Odyssey from Homer, was inspired by the nymphs, goddesses and women of Ancient Greece, and brought them to life through fashion. With the outcome being the least breathtaking, we can only admire the masterpieces of this collection. The whole runway was a celebration of fluidity with silk, linen, lace and crepe, sandals and statement pieces of jewelry which combined perfectly the personality of Ancient Greece and the classical style of Chanel with the gold being the main focus of this collection. The vases and the entire decoration, the columns and the ancestral frescoes brought the whole show together and truly represented an Ancient Greek temple, with the olive tree and the warm notes of the sunset as the perfect final touches.
Let’s see some of the photos from the show:
Supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid star together, not in one, but in two Spring ad campaigns. First we saw them photographed together by Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi’s campaign, which is actually the first collaboration Bella has with the iconic brand. And just a few days ago, it was announced via the brand’s Instagram account, that they’re both the faces of Moschino’s spring 2017 campaign. In the photos that were released, shot by Steven Meisel, the sisters are seen in the brand’s paper doll dresses from Moschino’s spring runway, trying to avoid the flashes of paparazzi.
Caroline de Maigret embodies the spirit of CHANEL with her strong values, being the new brand’s spokesperson and ambassadress. She met Karl Lagerfeld in the nineties and walked for CHANEL for the first time for the Spring-Summer 1999 Ready-to-Wear show at the Opéra Bastille. Since then, Caroline de Maigret is one of the closest personalities to CHANEL and collaborates on numerous projects for the House. She was one of the celebrities chosen by Karl Lagerfeld for his book and photography exhibition The Little Black Jacket. Caroline de Maigret walks or is seated front row at fashion shows and often attends events in France or abroad, most recently Beijing for the Paris in Rome fashion show replica and Cuba for the Cruise runway show. Caroline de Maigret has written a new chapter of her history with the House by becoming an ambassadress and spokesperson.
A really sexy Kristen Stewart stars in a new advertising campaign for Chanel titled “Paris in Rome”, which was shot by Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagefreld and will debut in June. The campaign was shot in a Parisian apartment, which Lagerfeld had decorated with Art Deco furniture. Previously, Stewart starred in a 2013 campaign for Chanel and has also appeared in campaigns for the brand’s eyewear, its 11.12 handbag collection and a make up line.
Gisele is so gorgeous that she can look chic even when she is barefoot. That’s what Karl Lagerfeld must have thought when he chose her as the face of the new Chanel campaign for spring 2015. Gisele walks all around Paris barefoot, looking breathtaking. The whole campaign was captured by Karl Lagerefeld himself!
Barbie Lagerfeld is arriving on Sept 29th!
The designer’s trademark style is what makes the new Barbie unique! She is dressed in the likeness of Karl Lagerfeld – with a tailored black jacket, white high-collared men’s shirt with French cuffs, black satin cravat and fitted black jeans. The exclusive Barbie is ornamented with black fingerless gloves, ankle boots and sunglasses!
Shoe brand Melissa is always coming up with new partnerships and creative designs! The new Winter 2015 collection shows amazing pieces, between elegant and funny, practical and trendy.
Chanel’s new ready-to-wear FW14/15 campaign, Coco Coach, is out, with models Cara Delevingne and Binx Walton. Karl Lagerfeld did a really great job with this campaign and we can’t get enough of Chanel’s 2.55 and Boy bags. We really wish we could have them in every color available. Don’t you agree?
The collection is expected in stores in September.