Karl Lagerfeld X PUMA Collaboration.

Two, German, fashion powerhouses joined forces this Autumn to create a unique, monochrome capsule collection which launched worldwide earlier this month.

The legendary fashion designer and artists Karl Lagerfeld announced in September that he will be collaborating with leading sportswear and athleisure brand, PUMA to mark the 50-year anniversary of the iconic PUMA Suede silhouette.

The partnership between the two brands will be the first of its kind as Lagerfeld, well known for his numerous cross-over collections, has never collaborated with a sportswear brand during his entire half-century long career. This collection will therefore set somewhat of a precedent for future collaborations between sportswear and high-fashion designers.

The Karl Lagerfeld X PUMA collection consists of thirteen, individual monochrome pieces, designed with modernity, sleekness, and accessibility in mind. The collection, ranging from roughly £35 – £155 exhibits a contemporary fusion of Karl’s iconic, black and white aesthetic with the comfort, engineering and innovation that PUMA is best known for.

The womenswear collection includes a track top and a cropped white Tee, PUMA’s staple T7 track jacket, matching pants, and a T7 jumpsuit, all adopting key elements from Lagerfeld’s famous tux’ for an added twist.

Meanwhile, the men’s collection consists of PUMA’s classic slim-fit hoodie and matching track pants as well as a graphic, logo Tee accessorised by a baseball cap, a black leather backpack and an over-the-shoulder bag featuring custom Karl Lagerfeld X PUMA branding.

However, the centerpiece of the entire collection is, of course, the highly anticipated remake of the PUMA Suede sneaker. The collection features not one, but two unisex designs heavily inspired by Lagerfeld’s signature style; a tailored tuxedo jacket, a high white collar, a black tie, and black square frames. The shoes blend Lagerfeld’s timeless look with a playful and modern streetwear style and feature either a KARL graphic or a novelty removable sunglasses detail.

The Karl Lagerfeld X PUMA capsule collection is available at KARL LAGERFELD and PUMA retail stores, online at KARL.COM and puma.com, as well as at selected retailers and concept stores.

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