Even if you haven’t got tickets to the 2012 summer Olympics in London, you can still look like a champion thanks to Karl Lagerfield’s new Olympic-inspired capsule collection, which launched at UK department store Selfridges this past week. Lagerfield himself attended the launch party in London, even arriving with a mock Olympic torch, and celebrities like Rosario Dawson and Daphne Guinness arrived to enjoy the launch party.
Created in honor of the summer Olympics, the line features embellished t-shirts, tote bags, biker jackets, and skinny jeans. Obviously, gold, silver, and bronze feature prominently in the collection. You can buy t-shirts embellished with medals in all three colors (though why you wouldn’t choose gold is a mystery!). Other shirts are emblazoned with an Olympic torch or cartoons of a discus-throwing Lagerfield.
So, in a collection themed around a single sporting event, what are the most wearable pieces to snatch up? Look for…
– The gold-spattered white biker jackets. So mod, so hip, and they’ll be wearable even once Olympics fever has died down. And don’t fret: since it’s no longer taboo to wear graphic white past the summer season, you can wear your jacket well into the fall, paired with a cozy scarf and gloves.
– The gold-spattered skinny jeans. “Unconventional” is the name of the denim game this season, and these gold-splattered skinnies certainly fit that mood. They’d be perfect with biker boots by day and studded heels by night.
– The bejeweled collars. Leave it to the guy behind some of your favorite Chanel designs to totally nail this autumn trend. Collar necklaces are going to be huge this season, and these bejeweled collars will look luxe with either collared or collar-less shirts throughout the season.
Unfortunately, only those of us lucky enough to live in London can shop the capsule collection, which is housed on the third floor of Selfridges. All of the pieces in the collection range between £95 and £325 and are sure to go fast, so be sure to pop in soon to view the full collection!