Following Jil Sander, Inès de la Fressange, Kaws and Christophe Lemaire, Uniqlo announces to collaborate with the Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson who will design for the Japanese fashion chain a capsule collection for next fall.
Forever dressed in jeans and sweaters in neutral or dark colors, the 32 year old English designer has the same sensibility and aesthetics as Uniqlo. It is not surprising that the Japanese retailer enlists Loewe’s current artistic director, who is considered one of the most talented designers of his generation to imagine its next capsule collections of men’s and women’s apparel for fall retailing.
“Collaborations are incredibly important in design. 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.” Anderson said.
The collaboration Uniqlo x Jonathan Anderson combines the designer’s avant-garde and unconventional style with comfort and timelessness of Uniqlo’s products.
The Fast Retailing’s fashion brand also reported that this collection, part of the Life Wear line, will be made from affordable fabrics, with details carefully designed to create a basic wardrobe, while allowing everyone to create his own style.
The collection is expected to be released next fall.