After Kaia Gerber made her runway debut last fall, walking for designers from Calvin Klein to Saint Laurent, pretty much everyone in the fashion industry came to the same conclusion: This sixteen-year-old model is one to watch. (And, we’re just a little obsessed with her runway walk.) Now, Kaia is adding another impressive title to her rapidly-growing résumé: designer.
WWD reports that Kaia will join forces with Karl Lagerfeld to design a capsule collection for his eponymous apparel line, Karl Lagerfeld Paris. The collaboration, set to drop in September (just in time for Fashion Week!), will include clothing, shoes, and accessories like sunglasses and jewellery, according to British Vogue. And the aesthetic? Think Kaia’s native West Coast meets Karl’s Paris — i.e., casual yet very chic.
Nabbing Kaia for her first fashion line is no small feat — and reps from Karl Lagerfeld were understandably excited about the forthcoming collection. Pier Paolo Righi, chief executive officer of Karl Lagerfeld, told WWD that the pair have been hard at work on the collection over the last few months: “We were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together.” Righi added that Kaia has shown “passion and engagement” with designing the line, and that “the collection will definitely inspire many young women.”
Ever since she opened opening the Chanel Spring 2018 show during Paris Fashion Week, Kaia has traveled to Germany to walk its Métiers d’Art show and to Hong Kong to fête its new exhibit — so, clearly, she’s been on Karl’s radar. And though this pair-up is for the designer’s own line — not for Chanel or Fendi — we have a feeling it’ll still end up on some high-profile friends of Kaia’s.
So if you’re one of the many fashion fanatics who has followed Kaia’s meteoric rise to the head of the fashion pack in the last year, mark your calendars for September 2018 — when Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia finally drops, it’ll go fast.
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