Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, will launch their 2019 Spring/Summer UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON collection at UNIQLO Orchard Central Global Flagship store and online from next Friday, 8 March onwards. This will be the third season for UNIQLO to design a line with JW ANDERSON, following successful collaborations in 2017 Fall/Winter and 2018 Spring/Summer.
Commenting on the newest line, Jonathan Anderson said, “It is always fun collaborating with UNIQLO. I always find it super interesting how two brands with very different backgrounds can come together to create an exciting collection. In the third collation of the collaboration, I envision a summer wardrobe that could be relaxed and chic at the same time; a versatile and youthful collection.”
2019 Spring/Summer Collection Highlights
Featuring trench coats, bomber jackets, and other items that symbolise British fashion presented in the witty design characteristics of JW ANDERSON, the lineup nicely accents UNIQLO’s everyday wardrobe that combines high-quality materials, fit, and functionality.
The various elements that comprise this collection, including men’s rugby shirts, women’s trench coats, and paisley and border stripe patterns, are classically British with a modern update. A suite of unisex basic items allows for a wide range of stylings, where individuals can express themselves differently with layered or reversible designs. This latest offering of LifeWear crosses generational and gender borders, bringing out each person’s unique style, and can be worn on a wide range of occasions.
For women, this season’s trendy border stripes have been used in a number of items, such as tank tops, ruffled dresses, and the linen scarves that are essential for summer, giving a slight marine-style feel to everyday wear. The paisley patterns shown on the JW ANDERSON runway have been tweaked for this collaboration, and offered in designs with four types of detailed motifs. The feathery silhouettes from the runway are presented with little change in dresses, blouses, and skirts. A duffle bag with the JW ANDERSON logo has British-style Japonisme, with bold floral graphics added for a resort-style accent. A stylish and feminine hooded cropped blouson jacket paired with flowy culottes, create an effortless, classy summer look.
Complimentary to their ladies collection, the men’s lineup includes reversible outerwear to expand the range of outfit options, casual and fresh pocket T-shirts in colourful striped patterns, pullover with a hood and marine border stripes, and a classic tote bag. The bucket hats that were popular last season have been updated with stripes, seahorses, and floral prints in a new, reversible design. Light summer jackets for more formal settings pair well with casual drawstring long pants and shorts. As Jonathan Anderson’s father was an internationally known rugby player who played in Ireland in the 1980s, along with Rugby being a weekend tradition in the U.K., this collection includes the rugger shirts that have a close connection with Jonathan, offered in playful coloured stripes.
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