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Olivia Palermo takes Lagerfeld forward with contemporary fall collection

Oct 02. 2019
The Rue St-Guillaume capsule collection  from the Karl Lagerfeld Styled by Olivia Palermo.
The Rue St-Guillaume capsule collection from the Karl Lagerfeld Styled by Olivia Palermo.
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By The Nation

A blend of New York and Parisian fashion styles has been launched in a fall collection of contemporary active wear and street wear based on a collaboration between Olivia Palermo, the founder and chief creative Officer of Olivia Palermo Group Inc and Karl Lagerfeld Co.


The Rue St-Guillaume capsule collection brings Karl Lagerfeld’s sophisticated touch to active wear for men and women, offering maximum comfort and range of motion, while other designs are ideal for relaxed weekends or travelling to and from the gym. Each piece is embellished with the iconic 21 Rue St-Guillaume graphic inspired by the Karl Lagerfeld maisonette in Paris, while a colour palette of black and white further reflects the brand’s signature DNA.

For women, there are various styles: the leggings with mesh insets, a racer-bank top, a sports bra with an elasticated logo waistband and a cropped top with a built-in bralette. For running, there are spandex shorts covered by built-in nylon shorts on top, an on-the-back waistband and a mesh insert for ventilation. Street wear brings a polished touch to pre-and-post workout wear, including a cashmere sweater, a two-toned hoodie, and a full-length coat. The collection’s statement piece is an ultra-lightweight raincoat for unisex, with an interior draw cord for a personalised fit and which can be paired with a Rue St-Guillaume baseball cap for an effortless look.

Designed for form and function, the men’s collection features a range of street-ready styles: a logo sweatshirt, hoodie and track pants are made from soft French terry and there’s a two-toned zip-up hoodie with a nylon front panel. For the gym or field, a nylon-blend legging is topped with contrast print panels, accompanied by built-in nylon shorts on top. After the gym, to cool down, a pique polo or neoprene bomber can be thrown on with any outfit.

Accessories include more than a dozen athleisure-inspired styles. A grainy leather bucket bag or tote bag are abundantly roomy for transporting gear to and from the studio. For jet-set adventures, there’s a weekender and a covetable trolley suitcase. Daily routine pieces include a nylon offering of bum bags, a backpack, a cross-body and a tote. There’s also a Rue St-Guillaume water bottle and a premium quality anti-slip yoga mat that is accompanied by a strap for easy carrying.

“Being able to collaborate with the visionary and iconic Karl Lagerfeld is truly incredible,” said Palermo. “I am so proud to bring our shared vision to life on this project and infuse my own eclectic perspective to Karl’s Fall 2019 collection.”

“Karl Lagerfeld Styled by Olivia Palermo” will launch at Karl Lagerfeld stores in Thailand, online at KARL.COM and via select wholesale partners.

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