Lagerfeld Collaborating With Shu Uemura For Cosmetic Line
Karl Lagerfeld, one of fashion’s big names if not the biggest, never fails to impress us with his role as the creative director of Chanel and his plethora of other fashion ventures. But just in case you thought this man ever slept, Karl Lagerfeld is collaborating with Shu Uemura, the international Japanese cosmetic brand, to create a seventeen piece cosmetic line that will be available in October.
This collaboration came about when the Shu Uemura Company caught wind of the fact that Karl Lagerfeld used the Japanese cosmetic line’s eye and lip pencils to add color to his sketches. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the collaboration between the fashion mogul and the cosmetic line was inspired by Japanese manga. Lagerfeld told WWD that he “wanted to invent my own personal vision of a Japanese manga.” Lagerfeld even drew Mon Shu, a girl who is said to be the face of the cosmetic line that embodies “an Eastern, perfect, mysterious, modern beauty.” Mon Shu becomes animated in a short film that acts as the teaser trailer for this cosmetic line. It’s worth a view even if you aren’t counting down the days until the line’s arrival, just for the sheer whimsical feel and its French-Japanese (con)fusion.
The makeup line will include color palettes, two sets of colored false lashes, four lip colors, nail polish colors and nail art stickers, and an eyelash curler. If you are familiar with Shu Uemura, you know that this eye lash curler won’t be your ordinary curler that you could find at the drug store; rather, it is going to be a curler of the finest quality as their previous special edition curler comes in 24-k gold. A definite perk of the makeup line, outside of its manga-inspired colors (like vibrant red shadows!), is the fact that every cosmetic container will have the Lagerfeld artwork featured on it.
The Lagerfeld-Shu Uemura cosmetic line will be available in the UK, Canada, and the US in October. While all US Shu Uemura stores have shut down, the line will still be available online at Shu Uemura’s website.