Friday, October 05, 2007

Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld S/S '08

Well known as one of the busiest men in fashion (or possibly even in the world) Karl Lagerfeld not only works hard for Chanel but also designs for his own label. It was this label that he presented yesterday as part of Paris Fashion Week. On a disco catwalk, Lagerfeld created a largely monochrome line working with the new silhouette. The collection was very wearable and young with many 80s power dressing references.

Nearly all of the outfits were styled with waist clincher belts and the focus was very much upon the shoulder area. Attention was drawn with cut out detail (as seen above, left) and through use of colour (right). There were also wide shouldered blazers which were reminiscent of 1940's Dior's 'New Look'.

There was a lot of layering within the collection, including a midi length black prom dress worn over black skinny trousers and black chiffon loosely draped over a mini dress.

The skirts came in a variety of lengths from super mini to midi to maxi length. The super-mini dresses were tight and unforgiving (a trend I may have to sit out) worn with minimal accessories and patent Mary-Janes. A shot of colour was injected in to the Victorian style maxi dress with neon arm warmers.

[Images: via Getty]

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