Who says fashion’s gone to the dogs?
With so many of this season’s fashions being heavily catinspired, you’d be forgiven for thinking that they were designed by felines themselves.
You’d also be correct, because they were. Designer Karl Lagerfeld (above) has been prowling around promoting the release of his kitty’s new cosmetic line for make-up brand Chu Umera. Lagerfeld cat Choupette (French for “don’t ask me, I’m just a cat”) is the innovator behind the world’s most redundant contribution to fashion – superficially, a cross between animal-tested cosmetics and bare-faced idiocy, two standards that today’s high-end labels would be nowhere without.
And Choupette’s not the only one clawing her way in to the industry. Katy Perry’s new Prism line for Claire’s Accesso- ries may as well have been designed by the pop star’s alter-ego Kitty Purry.
Superfluous cat ears and diamond-studded hairballs predominate – this is a collection that could never have been conceived by a creature with opposable thumbs. That can be the only explanation for such an explosive concentration of cuteness in just one bracelet.
Ivo Nikkolo, meanwhile, is another top designer who’s been trying her paw at the furry trend. “The Cat collection” is a promising new lookbook for everyone who’s ever dreamed of capturing that tufty, dishevelled feline image. Fans of the collection can choose from a myriad of styles, ranging from “Just in from the rain Cat” and “Just out of a fight Cat” to the classic “Cat in heat”. Who says fashion’s gone to the dogs?