Karl Lagerfeld is a weird dude. We all know that, which is why his latest runway design, lined with wind turbines and a tiled catwalk that resembled solar panels, has raised some eyebrows. Is the Chanel designer making an environmental statement? Lagerfeld says he â€œstarted to sketch in St. Tropez over the summer and it was so hot I wanted some fresh air.â€ So I guess thatâ€™s a no.
However, all hope is not lost in the name of fashionable clean energy. He did note the â€œbeautiful modern architectureâ€ of the turbines, and said â€œif I had to build a house, I would put them in the garden.â€
The clothes also had a bit of a renewable energy theme, with beadwork done in grid-like patterns and transparent hat brims that resembled the spinning motions of propellers. â€œItâ€™s all about volume and lightness,â€ said Lagerfeld on the designs, â€œUsually volume and lightness donâ€™t go together.â€
Even if heâ€™s not making a direct statement, itâ€™s a good thing, right? Some people are still turned off by wind turbines and solar panels for aesthetic reasons, but if one of the most widely recognized high-fashion designers in the world is using them on a fashion show runway design for his latest collection, they canâ€™t be that bad, can they?