As if Karl Lagerfeld didn’t have enough on his plate already; he’s taking on a brand-new creative project in Miami and will be designing the lobbies of an “ultra-luxury” condominium called the Estates at Acqualina, which are set to open in 2020; the designer is showing no signs of slowing down with his latest endeavour as he delves into the world of sneakers: customisable sneakers to be exact.
The shoes which will be available on his website from July 7 and aptly named “Karl Kustomise” will offer different options in 10 variables which will be able to be personalised, from the shoelaces, linings, trims, hardware and logos.
Offering up materials such as suede, patent, metallic leathers and exotic skins as the core for uppers, prices will range from “325 euros to 3,500 euros, or $360 to $3,875 at current exchange rates”, according to WWD.
The items, which will take about six weeks to realise, will later on be shipped worldwide or will be able picked up at flagship stores in Paris, London or Munich by customers.
Two sneakers which have already been customised by Mr Lagerfeld are going to be displayed in flagship stores, as well as being shown alongside pairs already designed by other consumers.