KARL LAGERFELD TO LAUNCH FASHION JEWELLERY COLLECTION AT BASELWORLD 2017
PARIS, FRANCE (March 22, 2017) – KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce it will introduce its first women’s fashion jewellery collection through a licensing agreement with The Swarovski Group. The collection will premiere at the Baselworld tradeshow in Basel, Switzerland, from March 23 to 30, 2017, and will launch in stores in Fall 2017.
The KARL LAGERFELD fashion jewellery collection reflects the brand’s feminine, Parisian-chic aesthetic with a bold, edgy twist. Contemporary styles – including necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings – are finished with gold plating, rose gold plating and rhodium plating, and feature iconic Swarovski crystals, pearls, studs and chains. Most designs have adjustable sizing and are finished with signature engravings and crystal accent charms. Core retail prices range from €50 to €250.
The collection is divided into three groups – Ikonic, Klassic Karl and Essentials – which each reflect the brand’s DNA in a unique way.
• Ikonic: Channels a rock-chic aesthetic, with modern styles that encourage individuality including a personalised charm program, ear jackets, asymmetrical necklaces, and feminine pendants.
• Klassic Karl: Designs are inspired by Karl’s handwritten signature and his famous feline, Choupette, and are crafted with Swarovski crystals and pearls.
• Essentials: Elegant and sophisticated with an edgy twist. Key pieces include crystal-encrusted chains, ear crawlers, and celestial inspired designs that can be worn for any occasion.
The KARL LAGERFELD fashion jewellery reflects the iconic aesthetic of the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories collections, which include key motifs such as Karl’s handwritten signature and rock-chic studs.
Similar to ready-to-wear and accessories, KARL LAGERFELD fashion jewellery will feature two collections per year. Upon its launch, the collaboration will focus on Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States, with additional markets to be added in the future.
KARL LAGERFELD COMPANY PROFILE
Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is globally renowned for his cutting-edge, aspirational and relevant approach to style. Under his creative direction, the KARL LAGERFELD fashion house is rooted in a DNA that’s accessible-luxe and cool; its signature aesthetic combines timeless classics with a modern, rock-chic edge.
KARL LAGERFELD’s portfolio includes ready-to-wear for men and women, LAGERFELD urban-inspired menswear, KARL KIDS childrenswear, and bags and small leather goods. Additional collections include watches, eyewear, footwear, perfumes, candles and fashion jewellery. In 2016 the company launched KARL LAGERFELD PARIS which brings Parisian-inspired styles to North America. The brand also introduced bridal fine jewellery, and will launch a men’s tailored collection in North America in 2017.
KARL LAGERFELD’s expanding network includes over 80 mono-brand points of sale worldwide, plus a premium wholesale presence in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The global women’s flagship store on KARL.COM reaches 96 countries and reflects KARL LAGERFELD’s expertise in engagement through digital innovation.
Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewellery, accessories and lighting. Having celebrated its 120th anniversary last year, and now run by the fifth generation of family members, Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with approximately 2,680 stores in around 170 countries, more than 26,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2015. Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2015, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 30,000 people. A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 257,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.
For more information, please contact:
D. SWAROVSKI KG