An interracial fashion relationship has birthed the perfect winter wardrobe
Japanese giant retailer Uniqlo's fashion foray knows no bounds. Not only are its massive outlets proliferating like wild mushrooms on international terrains, but Uniqlo also has a history of numerous partnerships between luxury fashion houses, churning out stylish collections that are aligned to the brand's mantra of functionality and affordability.
Entering the fray with the likes of Germany's Jill Sander, France's Inès de la Fressange and Australia's Helmut Lang, UK-based designer Jonathan Anderson has combined bold and graphic design aesthetics from his namesake label J.W. Anderson with Uniqlo's innovative textiles for a 33-piece collaborative collection.
The anticipated line features straight-forward British classics for autumn, reflecting wearable silhouettes that encourage layering for men and women alike. This is seen through its double-breasted belted Trench Coat ($249.90) and Wool Blended Quilted Jacket ($149.90). Aside from neutral colours of olive, grey and camel, the collection also offers up spunk with rainbow-striped scarfs and tartan-printed backpacks ($59.90).
Here are a few things we gleaned from J.W. Anderson X Uniqlo Collection's press preview:
The devil is in the detail
Because it’s not J.W. Anderson until there’s a proof right? In most of the pieces, you’ll find little nuggets of the namesake’s logo stitched or embossed on obscure areas, such as buttons or the tiny space above the back pockets. Elsewhere, the Padded Tote Bag ($49.90) feature a faux leather patch with the anchor logo for an unmistakably Anderson touch.