Lagerfeld's casual knitwear is surprisingly dramatic. One would not expect a cardigan to make a major fashion statement, but the knit garments from the Lagerfeld brand speak to the sensibilities of people who want to always look their best, even when they are dressing down or working out.
The navy cardigan rises higher than the typical cardigan. It has a mock turtleneck collar, which gives the wearer the dark, striking silhouette that is often associated with European fashion. The cardigan deviates once more from the norm by fastening with a zipper instead of buttons. It extends downward over the hips, elongating the torso. From a distance it looks like a light autumn jacket, but the loose sweater knit gives it a unique texture and an appealing softness. Lagerfeld knitwear does not force people to choose between style and comfort.
Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most recognisable presences in fashion. He is known for his giant sunglasses and white ponytail. He was born and raised in Germany. His father was a very successful businessman, and Karl's early familiarity with luxury can be seen in his extravagant designs. He has a natural instinct for cultivated excess that no other designer can match. His early collections featured provocatively low necklines and extremely short skirts. Critics hated his designs, but consumers loved the drama and absurdity. He experimented with costume design and collaborated with major fashion labels like Chloe before taking control of the Chanel house in 1983. At nearly 80 years old, Karl continues to produce clothing that sparks new trends.