The designer's 17-piece collection will be delivered to Shu Uemura's 400 locations across the world just in time for the holidays. Lagerfeld will select the colors for the collection and design its packaging. In fact, he's already shot the collaboration's advertising campaign.
Lagerfeld isn't merely a fan of Shu Uemura — he's also a longtime customer. For the past 20 years, Lagerfeld has been using the brand's products to sketch his designs, draw portraits, and even illustrate political cartoons. Lagerfeld said he turns to Shu Uemura for his artistic needs "because other manufacturers do not offer such beautiful colors."
The Shu Uemura collection is one of many side projects Lagerfeld has in the works. He's currently promoting his new book about Chanel's little black jacket and recently signed on to design helicopters for the aviation company AgustaWestland.