Karl Lagerfeld launches a second eco-friendly collaboration for Spring/Summer 2022 with the brand’s Sustainability Ambassador, top model and activist, Amber Valletta.
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Building on the extraordinary success of their Spring/Summer 2021 sustainable accessories collaboration, including a PETA fashion Award, this new capsule collection further demonstrates Karl Lagerfeld’s passionate pledge to become more sustainable.
The ready-to-wear pieces are crafted from mostly natural materials such as certified 100% organic cotton and GRS certified recycled linen. Environmentally mindful materials like the vegan alternative to leather made from the leaves of cacti engineered by Desserto as well as the pre-consumer upcycled material TencelTM x RefibraTM by Lenzing are also used.
Where feasible, production houses were selected close to the fabric/fiber source to minimize the garments’ environmental impact.
“Working with Amber has pushed us to think outside of the box, even more, when it comes to innovation and design. This collaboration with her gives us the drive to continuously improve how we move through the world with sustainability at the forefront of our values”, said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld.
“It was important that the collection be designed with timelessness in mind since this idea is closely tied with sustainability and extending the life of our clothes. These are classic, seasonless pieces that can easily be interchanged to create multiple looks”, said Amber Valletta.
The effortlessly chic collection includes tailored styles with neutral-toned hues, a jumpsuit and a blazer with matching wide-legged trousers and pencil skirt as well as a classic, crisp white shirt dress. Recycled linen striped trousers in an extra-wide leg silhouette bring casual sophistication to the line.
The collaboration’s standout hero pieces are a reimagining of the iconic Karl Lagerfeld Odina biker jacket in vegan alternative to leather by Desserto and a K/Kushion bag, while a figure-skimming little black dress crafted from cutting-edge circular material Tencel x Refibra completes the collection. The accessories also introduce two new smaller shapes: a pleated clutch and crossbody bag.
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The second Karl Lagerfeld x Amber Valletta collection is available on Karl.com, Farfetch, and Zalando, and globally at through Karl Lagerfeld stores and premium wholesale distribution.