Following collaborations with H&M and French mail-order company La Redoute, Karl Lagerfeld has been working on a collection with US department store Macy’s.
Scheduled for an August 31 launch at more than 200 Macy’s stores and online, the 45-piece collection will be priced from $50 to $170.
In addition to the sketches just released by the designer, curious shoppers can take a first look at the range in the August issue of American Vogue where a $109 dress from the collection is featured in one of the fashion spreads.
Karl Lagerfeld, has designed a limited edition pen line called Prestige & Chic in collaboration with French house S.T. Dupont.
The pens have been designed as an asymmetrical triangular shape with bevelled corners, meaning that they do not roll and ensure comfort for the user.
Choose between two variations: “Prestige” in red lacquer or “Chic” in black with palladium “attributes.”
Anja Rubik reappears for the third consecutive season as the face of Fendi with the label’s fall 2011 campaign.
Captured by Karl Lagerfeld, Anja goes brunette as she plays a muse for male model Brad Kroenig.
Veteran model Claudia Schiffer stars in the Chanel Fall 2011 Eyewear Campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.
The new collection’s sunglasses and eyeglasses feature the chain handle of the brand’s iconic handbags woven with a strip of lambskin to form the temples.
Karl Lagerfeld has collaborated with Orrefors, the Swedish glass makers to create a collection of crystal including bowls, vases; wine, water and liqueur glasses and, naturally, champagne flutes.
The Orrefors brand is known for gracing the tables at the Swedish Royal Palace.
The glasses are hand-blown and Lagerfeld’s line will come in black, milky white and clear crystal, some engraved with the designer’s initials.
It takes a lot of time and dedication for a luxury brand to establish an ‘it’ bag along the lines of a Mulberry Alexa or a Hermès Kelly bag, but when Chanel launches a whole new handbag range, you can be almost certain, they will be instant classics.
The new collection will draw inspiration from an androgynous style based on a hunter’s cartridge that founder Coco Chanel used to wear herself.
“Chanel used men’s underwear to make dresses,” the house’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld explained. “She had this boyish attitude, in fact it is the very spirit of Chanel. She got it from Boy Capel, the great love of her life…”
Japan’s biggest clothes retailer continues to take the lead in relief efforts following the country’s earthquake and tsunami disaster, partnering with a star-studded cast of designers for a new t-shirt collection.
Uniqlo, whose CEO Tadashi Yanai already donated $12 million of his own money and a lot more in clothes, will release a range of ten new designs June 25.
Prints will consist of drawings and scripts, crafted by the likes of Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Kidman, Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, Blake Lively, Charlize Theron, Cyndi Lauper, Victoria Beckham, and Orlando Bloom.
Celebrities including Vanessa Paradis, Blake Lively, and Rachel Bilson looked on as Karl Lagerfeld showed his annual Croisière collection at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes on the French Riviera on May 9.
For anyone whose invitation to Chanel’s resort show in the South of France on May 9 got lost in the mail, its creative head Karl Lagerfeld will release a new short film, showcasing the cruise collection in a dramatic surrounding.
A teaser released May 5 depicts “friends of the House” including French actress Anna Mouglalis, American model Kristen McMenamy, fashion empress Amanda Harlech, models Freja Beha Erichsen, Bianca Balti and Baptiste Giabiconi.
All are putting their best acting skills forward in this new trailer that seems to revolve around a dysfunctional, affluent family whiling away their time in chic casinos.
Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with Coca Cola Light for a second time to put his signature flair on a trio of limited-edition bottles.
Dressed in black and white with fuchsia touches, the bottles also feature Lagerfeld’s trademark, pony-tailed, white-collared silhouette.
Motifs of silver polka dots, black diamonds and bold fuchsia swirls drape the bottles and are topped off with hot pink caps.
Karl Lagerfeld is directing Magnum ice cream’s latest advertising campaign, which features American actress Rachel Bilson.
The three-piece film series will be revealed on April 21st during the Tribeca Film Festivalfor the debut of an original film series.
Simultaneous to the exclusive premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the lead film will be released to viewers around the world on Magnum’s Facebook page.
Karl Lagerfeld has designed a pop-up hair salon and concept store for Schwarzkopf in his home town of Düsseldorf, reports WWD today.
The German city – also home of the Schwarzkopf hair care brand – will play host to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in April.
The Lagerfeld’s Schwarzkopf Lightbox by Karl Lagerfeld, which will stay open for four weeks from April 16 before moving on to Milan and Paris.
Karl Lagerfeld sent a volcanic chill of autumn swirling through the Grand Palais on Tuesday as he presented a tomboyish Chanel fall-winter collection.
In a deliberate contrast from the Parisian garden theme that framed the spring-summer show, Lagerfeld sent darker, looser looks down a wooden boardwalk the length of a venue carpeted with volcanic dust that crunched underfoot.
The soundtrack – “A Forest” by The Cure, about a man who goes looking for a woman in, well, a forest – set the tone, even if there wasn’t a tree in sight.
Karl Lagerfeld once again takes the role of the photographer for the shoot of the new Fendi advertisement starring top models Anja Rubik and Baptiste Giabiconi.
First look at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 ad campaign featuring models Freja Beha Erichsen and Baptiste Giabiconi, shot by Karl Lagerfeld.
Magdalena Frackowiak, Baptiste Giabiconi & Barbora Dvorakova directed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel short movie – Window World.
Marchon – the world’s third-largest eyewear firm – is making 3D movie viewing chic with designer glasses fit for fashionistas.
The US-based firm unveiled a collection of 3D glasses at the television-crazed Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that runs through Sunday in Las Vegas.
“We believe in the fact that anything you put on your face should be extremely fashionable,” Cristin Lyons of Marchon said.
Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld is currently starring in a commercial for special editions of Volkswagen’s Polo and Golf models.
Lagerfeld comments on how stylish the cars are, assuming they are French, but then learns that they are in fact German, causing him to splutter with surprise.
Gifting your Polo/Golf with the STYLE pack brings a set of lightweight alloy rims, fog lamps, privacy glass as well as STYLE badging.
This week, the Berlin-based fashion designer Esther Perbandt joins the long list of style icons who have lent their creative vision to everyday objects ranging from jackets for Prosecco bottles to macaroons.
Here’s a roundup of the most buzz-worthy collaborations between renowned designers and non-fashion retailers in 2010.
Last week, Karl Lagerfeld flew to Berlin for the filming of the 30-second commercial spot to promote special-edition models under the Style banner.
Matthias Becker, Volkswagen‘s marketing director for Germany said Lagerfeld plays himself in the commercial, photographing the cars and musing aloud.
The spot is directed by Johan Renck, the producer behind music videos for Madonna and Robbie Williams. The campaign is slated for release in Germany on Dec 22.