If you are a fashion lover then I do not need to say who Karl Lagerfeld is but for those who are not big on your fashion knowledge here are some facts you should know. Karl Lagerfeld is one of the biggest fashion designers, he’s been (and still is) the creative director for fashion houses such as Channel and Fendi. Not forgetting his own label “Karl Lagerfeld”. He is extremely recognisable with his white hair, dark giant sunglasses and high neck white collar shirt. Not forgetting his white cat which is also pretty iconic itself.
The collection consists of 24 styles for men and women. When I saw them last week at Specsavers pre-fashion week event I thought the gents styles are pretty recognisable straight away. They are definitely something Karl Lagerfeld himself would wear but the ladies I am not so sure. I thought the ladies were a bit tame compared to the gents and I personally actually prefer the gents range because the styles have more of a statement piece feel about them. The ladies frames look a bit too “normal”, I just felt they didn’t have that Karl Lagerfeld stamp.
The colours for the gents frame are all dark tones, black, brown and blue whereas the ladies are in lighter pastel translucent tones such as lilac, grey and a mustard one. One of my favourite details on the glasses is the “K” logo on the temple by the hinge. You can only see it when you fold the glasses arms in. I know it may seem silly that you cannot see it most of the time but I like tiny details like that on a pair of frames because it shows thought has actually been put in during every processs.
Overall I think the collection is ok, the quality is as you would expect from a high street chain so don’t expect them to be couture quality but the price point is very affordable at £125 so it is not going to have the same quality as something that costs £300. Just bear that in mind when you are thinking of purchasing a pair. I know some people may think because they are designer glasses the quality will also be top notch.
I think it is great for high end designer to produce an affordable glasses range because I doubt many people could afford something from Channel, Fendi or Karl Lagerfeld and buying a pair of glasses is probably the easiest way for consumer to buy into the brand. Obviously some people will disagree and feel this cheapens the brand but whatever your view is on the matter these Karl Lagerfeld glasses are here to stay and you can get your very own pair NOW at your local Specsavers store nationwide. Oh and they are also in the 2 pairs for £125 deal. GO and check them out!