Vilebrequin collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld on capsule collection

Vilebrequin collaborates with Karl Lagerfeld on capsule collection

Next time Karl Lagerfeld heads down to Saint-Tropez, he will be able to don beachwear bearing his own likeness — even if he generally favours a white suit for his Riviera jaunts.

The Karl Lagerfeld brand has collaborated with French luxury swimwear maker Vilebrequin on a limited-edition capsule collection of eight items that includes men’s and women’s swimwear, beachwear and beach accessories.

The two brands have a common shareholder: G-III Apparel Group. G-III, headed by Morris Goldfarb, owns Vilebrequin and has a 19 percent stake in the Lagerfeld label.

The new line will go on sale in May at select Karl Lagerfeld stores, Vilebrequin stores and on their respective e-commerce sites, with prices ranging from $80 to $290.

Inspired by iconic Rivieras and coastlines, the pieces come in a vibrant azure shade set off with pops of graphic black and white, and feature Lagerfeld’s instantly recognisable silhouette printed in black in lieu of a logo.

For men, they include a polo shirt and two styles of swim shorts: one fitted with a flat-belt waist, and the other inspired by classic Seventies silhouettes. For women, the offer consists of a bikini, a tunic and swim shorts. The collection is rounded off by a beach towel and a zip-top clutch.


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