Five buildings which have inspired Karl Lagerfeld

Five buildings which have inspired Karl Lagerfeld

The Kaiser's choice

Text: Adibah Isa

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We take a look at five of Karl Lagerfeld's architectural crushes ahead of his 'Obra en Proceso / Work in Progress' exhibition in Cuba which will bring together his fashion, architecture and landscape photography

What inspires someone like Karl Lagerfeld?

As he treads the Caribbean waters next month with Chanel's 2016/17 Cruise collection show in Havana, we wait with anticipation to see what he'll present. He's already taken the esteemed brand's cruise show to exotic locales such as Dubai and even our humble home Singapore (which, let's face it, does have its draws to the foreign eye), and with his show in Cuba, we're expecting an eclectic storm of colours.

Prior to the show, Lagerfeld ups his ante with an exhibition showcasing his eye for not only fashion, but architecture and landscapes as well. Presenting more than 200 photographs, it explores the other side some might not know all that well — such as his love for buildings and respect for architects Tadao Ando and the late Zaha Hadid. We've rummaged through his bibliography of design titles for some of his choice digs.

"Obra en Proceso / Work in Progress" by Karl Lagerfeld at the Factoría Habana in Cuba, from now to 12 May. Chanel's 2016/17 Cruise collection show will be presented on 3 May at El Paseo del Prado in Havana.