As a fashion designer, photographer, publisher, designer, and also film director, Karl Lagerfeld has created a universe in which every line is perfectly under control, each detail of absolute importance.Read More
KARL x MELISSA
As from March 2013, you’ll be able to choose from four exclusive Melissa shoe styles designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a man who has become an Icon in fashion world like no other.Read More
As from March 2013, you’ll be able to choose from four exclusive Melissa shoe styles designed by Karl Lagerfeld, a man who has become an Icon in fashion world like no other. We are proud to announce Melissa’s newest partner.
“This is one of the most exciting collaborations that our company has ever started” says Paulo Pedó, Marketing Director of Melissa. “Karl Lagerfeld, the most iconic designer of the 21st century, has widened his kingdom by joining the world of Melissa. Lagerfeld’s great talent, synonymous with couture, will be translated into a shoe line, expanding our consumer base and making his brand more accessible for all”, complements Pedó. Besides creating for luxury brands such as Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld has launched his own fashion house. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD brand portfolio is rooted in Kreative, iconiK, Kool and accessible-luxe apparel and accessories. The fashion house produces ready-to-wear for men and women, watches, eyewear, footwear, plus an elaborate selection of bags and small leather goods. Creative to his core and passionately interested in the world around him, Karl Lagerfeld works with a variety of prestigious brands on high-profile projects. His collaborations have included St Dupont, HOGAN, Shu Uemura and for the first time with a Brazilian company, Melissa.
Very satisfied with the collaboration, Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of the KARL LAGERFELD brand, says “Melissa has been great in translating Karl’s inspirations and designs in genuinely fun and fashionable products that many women will be very happy to wear”. We are thrilled about the launch of the Karl Lagerfeld brand in Brazil through his collaboration with Melissa. He will produce mini-collections for four consecutive seasons.
Visionary, eclectic, and iconic, Karl Lagerfeld would most certainly have been an enlightened mind in the Age of Enlightenment. As a fashion designer, photographer, publisher, designer, and also film director, Karl Lagerfeld has created a universe in which every line is perfectly under control, each detail of absolute importance. The Cartesian mind has hatched a caustic, ultramodern, highly structured style, with an allure and a manner that emerges through graphic symbols that have become his unequivocal hallmarks.
Karl Lagerfeld instinctively grasps every molecule from the atmosphere and turns it into the mood of the moment. His style delves deep into his cosmopolitan background and into his perfect mastery of languages, which he acquired in Hamburg, where he was born in 1938. As soon as entered the world of fashion still a very young man, and in 1954 he won the Woolmark Prize. The coat he created for the occasion, which won over the jury, was made by Pierre Balmain, who recognized the young graduate’s talent and took him on as his new assistant. Three years later, Karl Lagerfeld was appointed artistic director of the Maison Jean Patou. Karl Lagerfeld is intriguing and ever-questioning, never leaving anyone indifferent.
His ability to capture, anticipate, and interpret tomorrow’s trends always fascinates. Just when ready-to-wear fashions were first taking shape, he embarked on a career as a freelance fashion designer in France, Italy, Britain, and Germany.