Come this winter, the prolific Karl Lagerfeld is launching two new lines. The more affordable of the two (as compared to his other endeavors, which we’ll examine in a moment), Karl, will be exclusive to Net-a-Porter from January 25 until February 28, when it will launch on Lagerfeld’s own site. The line’s prices start at around $85. The other collection, called Karl Lagerfeld Paris, will be released at the same time at as-yet-unnamed retailers and start at around $400.
Both lines together just might make Lagerfeld one of the most widely-branded contemporary designers ever. Let’s take a look at some of his many (many, many) recent and current projects:
- At the top of the heap, of course, lies Lagerfeld’s position as creative director for both Chanel and Fendi.
- The designer’s most recent, non-clothing endeavor was designing a wine bottle. The design was part of the 350th anniversary celebration of the vineyard, Château Rauzan-Ségla.
- Lagerfeld already had experience with beverage bottle design, however, having created not one but two limited-edition looks for Diet Coke packaging.
- And, speaking of bottles, the designer now has a signature fragrance. It launched in Europe this month, and it’s called Karléidoscope.
- Though Lagerfeld’s most recent affordable fashion consisted of a one-off collection for Macy’s, it was his first diffusion line, for H&M way back in 2002, that can be partly credited for kicking off the current plethora of designer-fast fashion collaborations.
- Lest your dinner table seem left out of all this, don’t fret — the designer created a range of stemware this fall for the Swedish glass-blowing company Orrefors.
- Finally, last but not least, don’t forget those Magnum ice cream commercials the designer directed. And apparently he doesn’t even eat sugar.
Among all his branded side projects, do you have a Lagerfeld favorite? Or are you too incapacitated by choice to even pick? At any rate, we’re certainly looking forward to seeing the two new lines he’s releasing this winter.