To start with, yes, Doctor Wily is Karl Lagerfeld.
The classic designs of Wily and Light are cut from too similar a cloth. I wanted to push Wily in a very different direction from his classic “mad scientist” look. Their appearance, costuming, physique should all visually describe their characters philosophy towards robots.
Wily views them as being tools, things to own, use, enhance OUR lives.
Light views them as beings in their own rights, capable of full and meaningful existences beyond ones simply in relation to ours.