Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous label is coming to the U.S.
Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake label is making a return to the United States after being discontinued throughout North America in 2006.
A partnership between G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. and Karl Lagerfeld Group BV is to see the designer’s namesake brand developed for the US, Canadian and Mexican markets.
Under the joint venture, Karl Lagerfeld products are expected to ship for the Spring 2016 season.
They will include apparel and some consumer products — including handbags and excluding eyewear, fragrance, cosmetics, watches, jewelry and hospitality services.
G-III has been granted a five-year license (with two renewals of five years each) for women’s apparel, women’s handbags and men’s outerwear.
“We believe that these first categories will quickly form the cornerstone of our North American business,” said Pier Paolo Righi, CEO and President of Karl Lagerfeld Group BV.