- Robyn Turk
Carine Roitfeld has joined the Karl Lagerfeld for a three-season
contract. In her new role as a style adviser, the esteemed fashion
editor will help extend the late designer’s legacy through working
alongside the brand’s current design director, Hun Kim.
Though Lagerfeld’s passing on February 19 shocked the fashion
industry worldwide,the legendary designer had a large say in selecting
the creatives who would continue his work. For example, Kim had worked
alongside Lagerfeld for over three years before his succession.
In a similar nature, Lagerfeld and Roitfeld shared several
collaborative efforts together, thus building a longstanding creative
relationship. The pair had been intending to launch a series of
collaborations together for Fall 2019, beginning with a curated
selection of Lagerfeld’s collection for the season called The Edit by
At the time the collaboration series was announced, Roitfeld had
shared that Largerfeld was “one of the smartest, most inventive, and
innovative people I have ever known. She added that she had always
been continually inspired every time she had worked with him.
Roitfeld’s role as style adviser to the brand of Karl Lagerfeld is
effective immediately, and the first collection she will advise on
will be for Spring 2020.