He is the world’s most iconic fashion designer; she is the world’s most in-demand model. This year, Karl Lagerfeld and Kaia Gerber have fused their original inspirations to create a collection of ready-to-wear and accessories — and it’s just days away from launching.
Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia combines his timeless, Parisian chic aesthetic with her confident vision and L.A. style. The designs bring a relaxed, cool girl touch to Karl’s iconic wardrobe essentials like tuxedo blazers, biker jackets and little black dresses.
“I have loved being a part of the creative process and working with Karl is a dream,” says Kaia Gerber. “I’ve always thought that he’s a genius, so it’s amazing that he’s shown me some of his trade. It has given me a new appreciation for how hard designers work, and how much creativity and thought goes into every collection.”
“Kaia has a youthful, independent attitude that is inspiring,” says Karl Lagerfeld.
The collection features ready-to-wear and accessories including footwear, sunglasses and jewellery. The designs blend Karl’s iconic essentials with Kaia’s trend-setting vision, bringing a cool girl touch to his effortless classics. Mix-and-match styles are made for every occasion, including little black dresses, luxurious blouses, cool puffer jackets and more.
She’s the rising star of modelling, who has captivated the fashion world since her runway debut at New York Fashion Week SS18. She’s the epitome of natural beauty, with a sharp eye for style and a killer sense of confidence. Meet Kaia Gerber, the star of the Karl Lagerfeld Fall/Winter 2018 campaign and Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia — an exclusive new collection of ready-to-wear and accessories.
What is your favourite thing about modelling?
So far it’s been the people I’ve been able to meet — there’s such a diverse collection of all different types of people, who I otherwise wouldn’t meet in any other job. I love interacting with everyone.
If you weren’t a model, what would you be?
I’d be in full time school, and probably have no idea what I want to be! I think most people my age don’t yet have an idea what they want to do.
How do you describe your personal style in three words?
Boyish, simple and comfortable.
You travel a lot. Do you have a secret to beating jetlag?
Trying to get on a normal sleep schedule, even though it’s really hard. Whenever I land, all I want to do is get in bed and sleep. But then I force myself to stay up until the night time and then just sleep. I get really bad jetlag, but you just need to push through it.
What did you have for breakfast today?
A croissant. I had to — I’m in Paris!
What’s on your bucket list?
It was working with Karl, but now I’ve done that. So probably now it’s sky diving — but don’t tell my parents, it would terrify them!
Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
I don’t even know where I see myself in a week, so it’s hard to say! I just hope I’m doing what I love and creating with incredible people.