Karl Lagerfeld Watches Launch This Month - Designer Collaborates With Fossil

(Courtesy Fossil) Karl Lagerfeld for Fossil Watches launch February 28, 2013

Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld holds an interesting position in the fashion industry as being not only the master of haute couture, but also a pioneer in the world of high-low collaborations—Lagerfeld was, famously, one of the first to team up with fast-fashion retailer H&M and he's gone on to work on projects with brands as diverse as Sofitel hotels, Steiff (teddy bears) and Diet Coke. This month, Lagerfeld will release a collection of watches with Fossil.

We got a sneak peek at the Karl Lagerfeld for Fossil collection at the Project trade show in Las Vegas this week—and we were really impressed! The seven watch platforms form a collection that bridges the gap between classic, luxe, and fashion-forward-tough with embellishments such as metallic leathers, pyramid studs (a Lagerfeld signature!), and bold chain bracelets.

Key styles in the series include the "Karl Seven," which highlights Lagerfeld's favorite number (seven); "Karl Zip," which we hear is Lagerfeld's personal favorite in the collection and features an exposed zip in its design; and the "Karl Chain," which is, um, all about the chain bracelet (see below).

The Karl Lagerfeld for Fossil collection will officially launch nationwide on Thursday, February 28th, but if you live near a Bloomingdale's, you're in luck—because the department store will be stocking the Karl Lagerfeld for Fossil collection beginning this Saturday. Priced between $150 and $595, these watches are a more affordable piece of Lagerfeld history you can wear everyday. Visit WatchKarl.com to find out where the watches will be sold near you.

And check out our close-up encounter with the watches at Project Las Vegas, right here:

(Photos: Danica Lo/StyleBistro)
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