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Karl Lagerfeld unveils debut collection with Amber Valletta
French fashion label Karl Lagerfeld has unveiled its debut sustainable accessories collaboration with supermodel, actress and activist Amber Valletta for spring 2021, alongside an announcement that it will be expanding its collaboration for spring/summer 2022.

The eco-friendly collection, on sale online from April 8, features accessories made from socially sustainable materials sourced with minimal ecological impact, including a special-edition K/Kushion bag crafted from vegan cactus leather.

Commenting on the collaboration, Amber Valletta, said in a statement: “To see it all coming to life is a great achievement and honour, I am convinced that Karl would have loved it. I love being able to continue his legacy – chic, bold and innovative.

“It was exciting to see how thoroughly the Karl Lagerfeld brand is researching sustainable practices and materials. They continue to impress me with their knowledge and commitment to design, and producing in a new and conscious way.”

The K/Kushion at the heart of the collection was inspired by a tailor-made cushion that Karl Lagerfeld carried on his travels and he mimicked the silhouette with a voluminous effect and a pillowy soft touch. The collaboration with Valletta features two styles, both created in eco-friendly materials.

Karl Lagerfeld unveils debut collection with Amber Valletta

The first is made using vegan cactus leather, an environmentally sustainable and recyclable material, engineered by Desserto in Mexico. The plant-based, organic carbon content is made with huge water savings as no irrigation is required. It’s also cultivated with no chemicals like herbicides or pesticides.

The bags have also been coloured with organic pigments, with the green option having a pleated finish, while the black options are available with either a pleated finish or a sleek, seamless exterior.

Karl Lagerfeld announces second sustainable collaboration with Amber Valletta for spring/summer 2022

The second K/Kushion style is made from 90 percent recycled cotton in a neutral sandy hue. The fabric has been certified by the Global Recycle Standard (GRS), an organisation that sets requirements for third-party accreditation of recycled content. The bag is then finished with a signature stitching effect in a quilted pattern and a decorative cord detail, also made from GRS-certified recycled cotton.

Karl Lagerfeld unveils debut collection with Amber Valletta

All profits generated from the sale of the Karl Lagerfeld x Amber Valletta K/Kushion bag will be used to make an independent donation to The Ocean Cleanup, a non-profit organisation that aims to rid the world’s ocean of plastic.

The eleven-piece capsule collection also features a range of small accessories, selected by Valletta, including a reusable water bottle, zip wallet, cardholder, face mask, and washbag. Prices range from 49 to 395 euros.

“This collaboration shows that we don’t have to sacrifice great style to make responsibly made fashion,” added Valletta.

Karl Lagerfeld unveils debut collection with Amber Valletta

The French label also confirmed an expansion of its collaboration with Valetta for spring/summer 2022. The second collection will be expanded to include both sustainable accessories and ready-to-wear styles.

The debut Karl Lagerfeld x Amber Valletta collection is available on Karl.com and Zalando from April 8 and in Karl Lagerfeld stores worldwide from April 9.

Karl Lagerfeld unveils debut collection with Amber Valletta

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Fila collaborates with Flock Together initiative on capsule

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Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
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Sportswear label Fila has unveiled a collaboration with birdwatching initiative Flock Together in the form of an apparel and footwear capsule, to be exclusively sold through LN-CC.

In a range of hike-wear gear made for urban exploring, the collection intends to bring people into nature and engage with their community. The selection includes a reinvented version of the Fila Trailblazer hiking shoe and two shearling fleece designs.

The colourways of the line are inspired by the Kingfisher bird, with a scannable near field communication (NFC) tag present in the hiking shoe that takes buyers to a dedicated page outlining the best places in the UK to spot a Kingfisher.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together

15 percent of all sales of the collection will go towards the Flock Together community fund.

Buying and creative director at LN-CC, Reece Crisp, expressed his enthusiasm over the collaboration in a release, stating: “We’re super excited for LN-CC to be part of this project.

“Flock Together encompasses everything that’s great about community and wellness, two driving forces that are integral to LN-CC too.

“Flock Together’s growth has been both a reaction to, and antidote from, a difficult eighteen months by bringing people together and encouraging outdoor consciousness, so we are honoured to share our platform in amplifying its much-needed positivity while working with Fila in creating this tribute to the Kingfisher.”

Flock Together, founded back in the 2020 covid-19 lockdowns, brings BIPOC together to engage in birdwatching and other nature-oriented activities.

It has previously partnered on an event with Timberland, hosting a range of spoken word presentations at the nature reserve, Woodbury Wetlands. Sponsored by the apparel label, the event aimed to promote the voices in its growing community adjacent to guiding guests through the nature reserve.

Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
Image: Fila x LN-CC x Flock Together
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