So I browsed the full collection upon it's release very early on 26-Jan-12. I purchased 2 pieces - a (silver) metallic blouse & a faux leather black mini skirt (with a risque split!).
Costing me just under $400 delivered, I was expecting something special, as although priced at a lower end than his usual collections, the KARL collection had been well hyped and still not sold at what I consider a 'bargain' price point!
My (great) expectations were met. I LOVE both items!
The blouse is a very light lurex in a chic shade of silver. The (just before) the wrists cuffs are buttoned and there is a modern diagonal fabric split up the front. I tried it on with a white pair of jeans I was already wearing & it looked amaze! KARL has styled this blouse with the skirt I purchased from this collection so the outfit is complete as it arrived (say for my black Chanel booties & a chunky black bracelet.
The skirt is really chic but in the most part - totally sexy! The faux leather looks & feels real. The waist is elasticised so comfortable and somewhat flexible. The skirt has a zipper and closes with several hook & eyes at the rear. The front of the skirt has a VERY high split that will require opaque tights or patterned leggings be worn underneath at all times! I can imagine that I will get a LOT of wear (and compliments) from this skirt once the Melbourne weather turns colder this year (and many thereafter).
The sizing is in Italian and it would seem, so is the cut - it fits the figure sharply. Italian clothing is PERFECT on my frame, so both my KARL pieces fit like a dream.
My verdict - believe the hype!
Some photos (thanks to net-a-porter) below...& I will definitely feature my own looks with these pieces via my Pose & Twitter accounts (both monbulktomiumiu)!
|That front split is too high for bare legs ladies!|
|This skirt is amazing - so chic, so sexy, so perfect for Autumn/Winter|
|GORGEOUS! I will wear with skinny leather pants...|