Carine Roitfeld will be taking on a new role at Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake label, following the death of the designer this year. She has become style advisor of the brand, a position she has signed on to do for the next three seasons.
Throughout Roitfeld’s career, she worked closely with Lagerfeld on many occasions, including co-publishing a book entitled The Little Black Jacket, as well as working on Lagerfeld’s collaboration with H&M together back in 2004. She has also worked closely with the brand in recent months, putting together a collection called The Edit By Carine Roitfeld, which will be released this September.
“I am blessed and thankful for having had the opportunity to work with Karl for so many years — we shared not only a professional relationship but a deep friendship,” Roitfeld said. “He will always be a legend, who redefined the notions of fashion, photography and celebrity. It is my honour to collaborate with his namesake brand as style advisor, carrying out his iconic vision for the upcoming three seasons.”
Roitfeld will work alongside Hun Kim, Karl Lagerfeld’s design director in the hope of honouring the late designer’s vision.
“We already have a powerful design team in place, which was established by Karl, including design director Hun Kim who was appointed directly by Karl,” Pier Paolo Righi, the company’s CEO said. “Combined with Carine’s talent as a style advisor, we will celebrate Karl’s iconic design aesthetic and bring it to life.”
Roitfeld’s first collection in her new role will be for spring/summer 2020.
From Harper’s Bazaar UK