Japan-based retailer Uniqlo has created some excitement among fashion lovers with the announcement that it is planning a collaborative collection for fall 2017 with J.W. Anderson, a label widely admired for its forward looking designs.
The collaboration will be produced as part of Uniqlo’s LifeWear division, which includes the chain’s better-made, slightly more expensive garments. Style icon Inès de la Fressange, who has had an ongoing creative relationship with the chain, will also be back for fall, designing within the same division.
In the case of J.W. Anderson, the collection is meant to be a celebration of designer Jonathan Anderson’s British (more specifically Northern Irish) heritage. “The British Isles constitute a treasure house of such apparel, with duffel coats and fisherman’s sweaters being just two examples,” said senior vice president Yuki Katsuta of Fast Fashion, Uniqlo’s parent company. “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.”
As of yet there are no images of the collection. Uniqlo said to check its Snapchat account for a sneak peek at fall, but we have a feeling J.W. Anderson won’t be included.
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