uniqlo announce collaborative collection with j.w.anderson
The Northern Irish designer is set to blend his unique aesthetic with the Japanese tech wizardry of Uniqlo for a men’s and women’s collection set to arrive in the autumn.
Uniqlo have announced their next designer collaboration will be with the Loewe creative director and designer of his own-name label, J.W.Anderson. Touting Anderson's British design heritage, the Japanese casual brand will take care of the fabric tech through their LifeWear concept for the collection of men's and women's wear. The collab will drop in stores for the autumn/winter 17 season.
"Collaborations are incredibly important in design," Jonathan Anderson comments in a statement. "When I think of Uniqlo, I think of things that are perfectly made, that people have spent a lot of time considering; it's a difficult job, and I think Uniqlo do it very well. Working with Uniqlo is probably the most incredible template of democracy in fashion, and it's nice that my design can be accessible to anyone, on all different levels."
Yuki Katsuta, Senior VP of Fast Retailing and Head of Research and Design at Uniqlo adds that, "Much of the clothing we wear today has a long history, and many styles originated from uniforms or workwear. The British Isles constitute a treasure house of such apparel, with duffle coats and fisherman's sweaters being just two examples. In partnering with J.W.Anderson, one of Britain's most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in designs and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing".
Text Charlotte Gush
Photography Lily Bertrand-Webb