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Uniqlo Nabs J.W. Anderson For A Collaboration

Jonathan Anderson is the next major designer to collaborate with the Japanese casual wear retailer.

BY Derrick Tan | Mar 30, 2017 | News

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Uniqlo is no stranger in executing a collaboration project with reputable names in the fashion industry. Past collaborators such as Jil Sander, Carine Roitfeld, and most recently, Christophe Lemaire. This time, the Japanese high street giant enlists Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe and his namesake London-based label. The project was announced earlier in New York, at a Uniqlo global press preview.

The Irish designer will present a clothing line inspired by the British-heritage designs that have shaped his work. Does this mean the provocative silhouettes that Anderson is known for won’t be presented?

"Much of the clothing we wear today has a long history, and many styles originated from uniforms or work wear," added Yuki Katsuta, senior vice president of Fast Retailing and head of research and design at Uniqlo. "The British Isles constitute a treasure house of such apparel, with duffle coats and fisherman's sweaters being just two examples. In partnering with JW Anderson, one of Britain's most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in design and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing". This statement by Katsuta assures us that this collaboration will capture the essence and crux of Anderson’s designs.

Having done several capsule collections for both Topman and Topshop in 2011 and 2012 respectively, this upcoming line with Uniqlo will be highly anticipated by the fashion industry and discerning enthusiasts. The collection will include clothing for both men and women and is set to launch this coming Fall.

Stay tuned to esq.sg for more details on this collection.