Patrician offspring of the world, rejoice! Your long-awaited Karl Lagerfeld fashion line has finally arrived.
As reported by WWD, the tirelessly stylized and august designer has announced plans to launch pint-sized luxury wares under his namesake label, for a very young generation — kids who already have notable fashion icons to observe and bite off of (Nori West, Blue Ivy, and all the Beckham kids come to mind). Of course, it's parents who will be shelling out big bucks for tiny clothes.
Set to launch in Spring of 2016, the line will produce two collections a year and be infused with the "cool, ironic personality" that Lagerfeld's rock-n-roll inspired designs are known for. I'm assuming this of course means an abundance of teeny-tiny gloved Karl doppelgängers will be unleashed upon the runway. Because irony.
For the endeavor, Lagerfeld will be teaming up with childrensware powerhouse CWF (Childrens Worldwide Fashion) — a production company with over 50 years experience that prides itself as "having the largest design studio dedicated to kids’ fashions in Europe" and has helped launch the children's collections of Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Burberry, Chloé, and Boss. With wee luxury as their forte, CWF and Lagerfeld have honed in on markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Korea for the launch, again proving, that if nothing, the man knows his customer base.
And while Lagerfeld once famously remarked that as a man, he doesn't quite believe in having children, from the looks of things he certainly believes in dressing them (and dressing them well).
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.