Japanese clothing designer, Uniqlo, has teamed up with British designer J.W. Anderson to present a 2017 Fall/Winter Collaboration Collection.
Uniqlo is best known for its large selection of basic clothing at very affordable prices. But lately, they’ve been stepping out of their thick-lined box to create unique clothing that appeals to their demographic and stays with their price points.The collection consists of garments for men, women, as well as unisex pieces for everyone. There is assortment of coats and jackets, t-shirts, sweaters, button-downs, and trousers. Accessories include backpacks and scarves.
The quality of the clothing is found in the fabrics that were used. The majority of the collection has wools, tweeds, tartans, and merino knits, perfect for the fall and winter. J.W. played around a lot with the colors and prints. Darker colors that you would expect in a fall collection are coupled with brighter colors like pops of yellow, pink, oranges, and light blue. There are also a couple of multicolored pieces. Some of the garments can transition year around, which is always a win for customers.
The inspiration behind the collection was J.W.’s Northern Irish and British heritage. You can see elements cable knits, highland tartans, and rugby stripes. In interviews, J.W. admitted that he was very excited at the opportunity to work with Uniqlo. He says that he regularly wears the brands clothing. Executives at Uniqlo have also expressed that they are pleased with J.W.’s vision and how the collection embodies his British heritage.
This is not the first time that the Japanese brand has collaborated with other names in fashion. They’ve also worked with Jil Sander, Carine Roitfeld, and Inès de la Fressange. Transforming their basic line into classic collections with high-end pieces that can be worn for everyday use. However, no matter how luxurious the designs are, the company is always conscious of the price point that they present to their buyers. Which is much appreciated and the reason why they’re extremely popular.
The 33-piece collection will be available in September. Everything retails between $30-$150.