You’ve probably seen us discuss the evolution of Fendi’s Karlito quite a bit over on PurseBlog. The Karlito bag bug, meant to depict the brand’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, debuted on the arm of Cara Delevingne at the label’s Fall 2014 runway show.
First, Karlito was a bag bug. Then, he was perfectly placed on an iPhone case/ Most recently, he found his way onto a tote bag. But the adventure doesn’t end there for Karlito; now he has made his way onto footwear.
The Karlito sneaker is as luxurious and quirky as you’d expect from Lagerfeld. When I saw these sneaker on Net-a-Porter, my only inkling that these were a variation of the Karlito (aside from reading the description, of course) was the signature hot pink fur meant to resemble Karl’s “hair.” The suede and patent leather are meant to resemble Karlito’s suit, and, of course, what’s a Karlito without sunglass? They are indeed hiding under all that pink fur we mean “hair.”
I guess the only question left to ask is, where will we Karlito pop up next? Buy your Fendi Karlito sneakers now through Net-a-Porter $1,550.