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Karl Lagerfeld creates art supply kit

FashionBy Sunday World
Karl Lagerfeld creates art supply kit

Karl Lagerfeld is launching an art supply kit.

The fashion icon is no stranger to sketching, and has Fendi, Chanel and his eponymous label to channel his creative side into.

Now, having used various instruments during his illustrious career, Karl is launching the Karlbox - a large collection of utensils and supplies for drawing, including pencils, fine-liner pens and a sharpener. The items were created with the help of art manufacturers Faber-Castell, and come in a box that WWD says resembles a Chinese wedding chest. This means it most probably features four legs and metal detailing, either opening at the top or on the front.

One preview shot shows a self-portrait sketch of Karl in his signature black suit with an oversized white coat, black shades, gloves and tied back white hair.

The Karlbox is set to go on sale from 1 September (16) in Karl's own boutiques and Faber-Castell stores, before becoming available at select department and speciality stores on 19 September (16). It doesn't come cheap though, as it's thought to be priced at around 2,500 euros ($2,852).

Karl has been pushing his fashion boundaries more and more recently, and earlier this month (Jun16) he unveiled a line of elegant engagement rings. For this venture he teamed up with jeweller Frederick Goldman to create three collections of bands, each boasting a different aesthetic.

While he may be an expert in all areas of his work, Karl admitted to that he felt nervous about stepping into new territory.

"I had never done a ring for that occasion," he said. "It was kind of a challenge.

"The rings had to express something that concerns the heart and real feelings. It has to be a symbol and a sign of a real wish of engagement. It has to be elegant but not bling-bling."

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