Uniqlo Announces J.W. Anderson Collaboration

Japanese casual apparel giant Uniqlo has recently announced a collaboration with Northern Irish designer J.W. Anderson for a fall/winter 2017 collection

In the past, Japanese apparel giant Uniqlo has collaborated with a number of hot designers, creating one-off collections appealing to the mass market. A number of Uniqlo’s memorable high-fashion collaborations include Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, Charlotte Ronson, Jil Sander, Alexandre Plokhov, NIGO and even Pharrell Williams. The Japanese retailer has recently announced its latest collaboration, with J.W. Anderson to create a British fashion-inspired fall/winter collection.

Jonathan Anderson, the man behind J.W. Anderson has been recognized as a prominent designer in the London Fashion Week schedule. Recognized for bringing exciting new designs to menswear, and since 2010 has bravely ventured into the world of women’s fashion bringing along with him, his unique fashion sense. In 2013 he was trusted to take the role of creative director for Spanish leather goods brand Loewe. When talking about collaborations, this isn’t Anderson’s first endeavor, having worked with such names as Topshop, A$AP Rocky and Versace Versus.

Yuki Katsuta, senior vice president of Fast Retailing and head of research and design at Uniqlo has stated, “In partnering with J.W. Anderson, one of Britain’s most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in design and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing.”

About his collaboration with Uniqlo, Anderson has added, “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.”

Although Uniqlo has not yet stated whether the collection will be available worldwide, but the collection is scheduled to hit its stores this coming fall.