Apr 21, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
Japanese fast fashion retailer UNIQLO recently announced its newest design collaboration with British fashion designer JW Anderson, arriving in store as part of their Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The collection will combine UNIQLO’s comfort with JW Anderson’s British heritage. This is a continuation of Anderson’s recent strides to branch out his creative skill set, as he also recently curated Disobedient Bodies, an exhibition at the Hepworth Wakefield in Yorkshire, England.
Many of the designs found in UNIQLO stores have been developed from pieces that have existed for a long period time, especially uniforms and work wear-items that focus on fit, fabric, and functionality. For this collection, the Anderson and UNIQLO plan to blend tradition with modern advancements in design and textiles to create timeless looks.
“The range will bring together the British heritage of JW Anderson and the everyday comfort and perfection that Uniqlo pursues in terms of fit, fabric, and functionality through its LifeWear concept,” the retailer announced Wednesday.
Jonathan Anderson said: “Collaborations are incredibly important in design. 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.”
He added: “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.”
Both UNIQLO and JW Anderson are known for their signature designs, making the collaboration seem like a perfect fit. We are excited to see how the two brands mesh together to create a collection that reflects each of their creative edges.
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