UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer is launching a Fall/Winter collection in collaboration with JW ANDERSON, a brand at the forefront of modern fashion. The theme for this season’s collection is the Great British Outdoors. Drawing inspiration from the town of St. Ives in Cornwall, England, known for its seamless blend of art and nature, this new LifeWear line fuses traditional British elements with the modern designs characteristic of the JW ANDERSON brand.
Commenting on the launch of the new collection, Jonathan Anderson said, “Like all the past seasons I have done with UNIQLO, it is always interesting to see the collection evolve through the meetings with the teams to become this amalgamation of LifeWear and JW Anderson. I like the pops of colour that make the heritage British patterns feel a bit more modern. Contrasting pops of colour and tartan are very present in this collection.”
A modern update to traditional, classic British patterns
Traditional British patterns that the designer was inspired by from his childhood, such as tartans and warm Nordic designs, are used as the main patterns for a range of items, from outerwear and skirts to innerwear and accessories. Patterns with a classic feel are adorned with borderlines and fringes to create the playful designs characteristic of the JW ANDERSON brand.
Reversible designs with accent colours that offer a twist
The fourth season of this collaboration again includes the reversible items that have become a collaboration standard. New this season are down jackets and coats with splashes of vivid yellows and greens over an earthy colour base. Down jackets for both men and women feature neutral, classic tones on the outside, with contrasting colours on the inside, allowing for a rich alternative to the generally neutral fall/winter outfits. These are some of the designer’s favourite items.
Fusion of UNIQLO’s functionality and JW ANDERSON’s innovative design
HEATTECH Warm Lined Pants are lined with HEATTECH fleece, with exceedingly practical features including a webbing belt that can be easily adjusted with one hand, and side pockets accented with colourful bungee cords. Women’s AIRism leggings and half–zip tees prevent stuffiness and maintain comfort even in winter, with striking triple colour borderline designs that give edgy accents to the traditional collection items.
The UNIQLO x JW Anderson Fall/Winter 2019 line-up will be available from October 18 at Orchard Central Global Flagship Store and on UNIQLO.com