Uniqlo Announces Upcoming Collaboration with JW Anderson

Above: Famed British designer JW Anderson is Uniqlo’s next big-name collaborator
Above: Famed British designer JW Anderson is Uniqlo’s next big-name collaborator

Uniqlo has announced that a collaboration with British-based JW Anderson is coming our way. According to the apparel giant, the upcoming collection—including wears for both men and women—will combine their “LifeWear” everyday styles with Anderson’s signature British-heritage motifs.

Anderson, who is currently creative director of both Loewe and his namesake label, joins an impressive roster of past Uniqlo collaborators including Carine Roitfeld, Jil Sander and Christophe Lemaire.

“Collaborations are incredibly important in design,” Anderson said in a press release. “When I think of Uniqlo, I think of things that are perfect made, that people have spent a lot of time considering; it’s a difficult job, and I think Uniqlo does 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.”

“Much of the clothing we wear today has a long history, and many styles originated from uniforms or workwear. The British Isles constitute a treasure house of such apparel,” said Yuki Katsuta, senior VP of fast retailing and head of research and design at Uniqlo. “In partnering with JW Anderson, one of Britain’s most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in designs and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing.”

Uniqlo’s collaboration with JW Anderson is scheduled to hit stores across the globe this coming fall.

Christopher Turner

AmongMen’s Editor-in-Chief is a well-respected fashion and style writer whose works have appeared in Fashionism, Fashion Television, MSN, DesignLines, the Kaboose Network, the Disney Family Network and Sun Media. He also has a collection of designer kicks that would make Imelda Marcos blush and lives in Toronto’s trendy east end. Follow him at: @Turnstylin.

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