UNIQLO next designer collaboration is with British brand JW ANDERSON. The Fall/Winter 2017 collab, is comprised of 33 pieces for men and women and will be available on UNIQLO.com beginning Thursday, September 21st at 9 pm, as well as select UNIQLO Stores nationwide on September 22nd *.
The new line features British classics that combine the signature bold and graphic design esthetic of JW ANDERSON with UNIQLO’s excellence in fabrics, fit and functionality. The result is a collection offering the best of British styling that is at once traditional and modern while providing daily lifestyle options for men and women of all ages.
“For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to. Doing something with UNIQLO is very interesting. It means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky,” commented Anderson on his collaboration.
He added that “I think what UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON have in common is the idea of ‘making a new product’. That’s always fascinating. The idea of reducing something to its essence is a very Japanese cultural thing. It can be culturally, textile or silhouette driven, but it’s about the idea of reducing something down so that you can create the most impact.”
The entire 33-piece collection incorporates traditional British materials combined with UNIQLO trademark fabrics. There are Tweed coats in signature herringbone and shirts in extra fine cotton that feels smooth and natural, as well as knits in Extra Fine Merino for an elegant, glossy sheen.
The silhouette is also a key feature for the line. The look ranges from long coats with contemporary button and waist belt styling to jackets that give a modern, slim and sophisticated look but also allow for layering. The collection also includes a turtle-neck sweater with a boxy silhouette and oversized knit dresses. www.uniqlo.com