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Karl Lagerfeld Discusses the Future of the Fashion System

Fab Blab: Karl Lagerfeld on the Crazy Fast Fashion System, Twitter, and More!

Fresh off showing his arctic-inspired Fall '10 Chanel collection at Paris Fashion Week, Karl Lagerfeld took time out to chat with WWD about the ever-evolving fashion system, Twitter, and online shopping. When asked about his thoughts on the current fashion industry, the Kaiser responded, "We are in the middle of change, like the movies changed. There will be a change from two-dimensions to three-dimensions, just as films went from silent to talking. This is a very interesting period. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. These are our times, and if you start to fight against them, you are lost. You are a loser or a has-been." Harsh, but true.

Lots more Karl quotes when you


On the nonstop pressure of designing collection after collection: "We live in a speedy world. We are here to make the products light and modern. If speed is too much for you, don’t complain. That’s our world . . . Doing fashion today is like being a racecar driver."

On online shopping: "I don’t believe in selling luxury online because shopping is pleasant. E-commerce deprives people of the pleasure of shopping in beautiful shops. And you know, fashion is not only what the clothes are made of — it’s the feeling of luxury where you shop, how you shop, the way parcels are beautifully wrapped. (Online) there are too many fakes, too many copies."

On not utilizing Twitter or any other social media outlets: "It’s not because I want to be cut off from the world, but because I have different priorities. I like to do everything myself. I know pretty well about dressmaking — a technique that is difficult to get, as you know. My eyes are open, but they are not limited to a screen. For me, the world is a huge screen. That’s how I see it."

On reworking the fashion show calendar: "They should do men and women together [in January and June]. The men, why they are so early? Men’s clothes are much easier to produce than women’s clothes. So why don’t they do it all together? That would be wonderful."

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SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 6 years
have him on twitter too! a wonderful person
RoyalBlueMoss RoyalBlueMoss 6 years
Honestly one of the best sets ever!
sandiinthecity sandiinthecity 6 years
Amazing show, loved it!
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