Miniature version of Karl himself.
(Image credit: Karl Lagerfeld)

It may come as little surprise to hear that we've always had a bit of a thing for Karl Lagerfeld - particularly considering his latest foray into journalism as October's Wallpaper* guest editor - but this month Karl has revealed a new and unexpected guise, which only makes us love him that little bit more.

K Karl Lagerfeld the enigma's eponymous denim brand has announced a high colour pairing with Japanese inspired

(Image credit: Karl Lagerfeld)

K Karl Lagerfeld - the enigma's eponymous denim brand - has announced a high-colour pairing with Japanese-inspired, Rome-based cult brand Tokidoki, to produce nothing less than a limited-edition, miniature version of Karl himself.

The brain child of Italian designer Simone Legno, Tokidoki - meaning 'sometimes' in Japanese - takes the manga-esque aesthetic of teen scene Tokyo as its cue, producing clothing, accessories and a whole host of vinyl toys that have been sold in Tokidoki's quirky boutiques around the world for the past six years.

Considering K Karl Lagerfeld's less than cuddly approach - with the brand's characteristic hard edges and monochromatic denim palette - the collaborative project is something of a curve ball - but then who are we to question the creative machinations of this particular icon?

A limited run of 1,000 25cm-high Karls - in all their granite-hued, ponytailed plastic glory - will be available in Tokidoki stores in New York, Milan and LA, whilst selected K Karl Lagerfeld retailers will also hold a few in stock. If you miss the toys however, do not fret, a range of Mini Karl, K Karl Lagerfeld t-shirts will be available come Spring 2010.

Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.