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Autumn-Winter 2011/12 –  Karl Lagerfeld went to the dark side on this collection with blacks and greys, even the lighter palettes of greens and reds had a smoky element to them. A volcanic guise covered the catwalk which led models across smoking poles of lava, this was after the drawbridge from which arose clouds of dry ice. With the feel of fire and brimstone, it was only fitting that boiler suits and biker boots would be on the agenda. The models wore dense tweed in predominantly black and grey whilst flashes of volcanic red and green were brought into the mix. Tweed legwarmers and flat brogues gave the air of practicality. Herringbone tweed coats were the order of the day dramatic and heavy but not to be outdone by the princess coats and empire line dresses. This gave the collection a feminine gloss and so did the feathers and lace embroidery. In all Lagerfeld embodied in his collection an androgynous feel which was both practical and chic.

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Written by Zoe Garton

Zoe Garton was one of the first contributors to the Catwalk Yourself project. She has a fervour for fashion and graduated with a BA (Hons) in History at University College London. Zoe is responsible for our Ready-to-Wear and Haute Couture sections.

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