The first designs were revealed today, with WWD confirming that the collection includes "statement jackets, tweeds, novelty fabrics, and dresses that could either be soft and feminine, or in sculptured, tuxedo silhouettes very fitted to the body, or with Lagerfeld's signature high collars."
Describing the line as "fashion-forward", Macy's says that while not every customer will "get it" right away, the more fashion-conscious consumer will be clamouring to get their hands on it.
"Airy tops; colours ranging from soft to 'shocking' pink, and gray to noir; comfortable jackets with crocodile prints, and chic leggings with a rock 'n' roll edge – it's all fashion," said Jeff Gennette of Macy's Inc.
Comprising 45 items, the line is set to average around US$100 a piece, making it one of Lagerfeld's most affordable collections yet.
Lagerfeld previously partnered with H&M in 2004 to design a one-off capsule collection, which enjoyed sell-out success. No doubt the designer is hoping for a similar reaction with his Karl Lagerfeld for Macy's line.