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The legacy of Lagerfeld


Highly influential and one of the most acclaimed fashion designers in the world, Karl Lagerfeld is being mourned by the fashion and celebrity world this week after dying at the age of 85. He leaves behind a huge creative legacy as the designer who (in his own words) “continued to embrace the present and invent the future.” Vale Kaiser Karl.

For Eco-stylist and media personality Faye Delanty, Lagerfeld was a big fashion influence. “Karl inspired me to dream and was always front of mind when I began my journey into op shop styling and to this day he is always the one I look to. Karl is such a fashion icon and has inspired me incredibly throughout my journey and indeed my time with Salvos Stores”.

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“Paris Bombay 2012-13 was my all time favourite collection, a stunning dichotomy of Indian cultural fashion traditions contrasted with Rastafarian accents. The models had dreadlocks...I mean could that be any cooler! I created in 2015 as an ode to that show (pictured below)and I found everything at the Salvos and it rang in to under $50!” says Faye.

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When you think Chanel, luxury quilted bags with gold detailing, two-tone shoes, tweed jackets and strings of pearls come to mind. Super chic but expensive, right? But did you know you can pull that look together from the op shop? Here’s three classic Chanel looks Faye styled from items sourced in Salvos Stores. Use fashion magazines as a starting point for inspiration and then to build your look from items you source. To recreate a Chanel style, be imaginative – use brooches on bags, stack up layers of jewellery, repurpose shoulder bags for belts, wear men’s ties with white shirts but keep it tonal and monochrome – a classic look and eternally chic! (Check out Faye above rocking the Lagerfeld look!).

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>>FASHION FACT: ‘Kaiser Karl’ (as he was affectionately known) became known in the fashion industry for his innovative, in-the-moment styles, but he also had an appreciation for the past, often shopping in the flea markets of Paris, finding old wedding dresses to deconstruct and reimagine. (As sustainable style fans here at Salvos Stores we LOVE this idea!)<<

Photos and styling: Faye Delanty / Inspiration & thanks: Karl Lagerfeld / Find your nearest Salvos store