REUNION BY THE SEA. Following the success of their partnership last year, Irish designer J.W. Anderson is set to collaborate once again with fast fashion brand Uniqlo
Growing up on the British Isle, it was no surprise that the debut collaborative collection between J.W. Anderson and Uniqlo would bring forth a classic British inspired style to create a new heritage line. With Spring/Summer just around the corner, many have been anticipating the return of this fashionable duo, and loyal fans have not been let down as they are set to partner up once again. Although the announcement of the reunion was made back in December last year, the news had left many curious of what the upcoming collection would look like. Only recently have early campaign images of the upcoming collaboration serviced online and it looks as though Anderson is looking back to his roots.
The Irish designer has explained that the idea for the new collection was based on his vision of a British summer. The collection will feature clothing that utilizes lightweight fabrics that are very airy and use a lot of linen and cotton.
In some people’s minds a British summer is not your typical sun-filled Caribbean island experience, and more reminiscent of outside barbeques gone wrong, thanks to unpredictable weather. If your summer runs the risk of being run down by rain, don’t fret because Uniqlo will have you covered.
“Uniqlo’s mission with LifeWear is to create apparel that embodies simplicity, quality and longevity and is always stylish,” said Yuki Katsuta, head of Uniqlo global research and design. “The new spring/summer collection represents an advance in fashioning attractive wardrobe basics” through fit, fabric and functionality. There’s even a pocketable parka made of a DRY-EX fabric that reduces wrinkles and is treated with a durable water repellant.
It’s safe to say that Uniqlo’s upcoming collaboration with J.W.Anderson is sure to keep you looking stylish this season, however glooming the weather may get.