J.W. Andersen x Uniqlo

The first collaborative collection between the Northern Irish designer and the Japanese high street retailer.

After the announcement of the collaboration earlier this year; the lookbook and shots of each piece have been released. As the Northern Irish designer moves away from the more experimental designs that his recent seasons have become known for, he has focused on making a collection that is accessible for the masses who don't want to spend a small fortune to own a one of his designs.

The capsule aims to blend Irish and British heritage wear with Japanese functionality. Head designer, Jonathan Anderson earlier this year, commented on the collection that:

'Uniqlo is something I wear daily, so it was personal to me and I became very excited. For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to. Doing something with Uniqlo is very interesting. It’s a different exercise than with JW Anderson, because we have a wholesale network whereas Uniqlo is a retail network. It means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky'

The unisex collection embodies the sensibilities of both cultures in their lookbook, bringing together the collab's reworkings of classic pieces such as the trench coat, hunting jacket and broadcloth shirt. With loose fitted jeans, chinos and knitwear key items throughout the collection as well as deadly accessories such as the quilted bagpack and tote.

You can shop the collection from the Uniqlo website from September 21st.

In the meantime you can see every piece from the collection and the lookbook below.

The Collection

The Lookbook

Adam Nolan-Horan
20th August 2017

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