Uniqlo has revealed that its latest designer collaboration will be with British fashion brand J.W.Anderson.
The new range will include menswear and womenswear and will launch as one of the brand’s autumn/winter 2017 LifeWear collections.
The J.W.Anderson capsule collection will be inspired by British Heritage, particularly the tradition of clothing derived from uniforms and workwear.
Yuki Katsuta, head of research and design at Uniqlo, said: “In partnering with J.W. Anderson, one of Britain’s most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in design and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing.”
Anderson said: “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. 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.”
Other designer collaborations for Uniqlo this year are set to include Ines de la Fressange, Hana Tajima, and Disney’s Mickey Mouse.