It’s not hard to see why Uniqlo is everyone’s go-to clothing store. Besides the basic essentials well-loved for their price points and comfort factor, the brand also carries dependable garments, ranging from head gear to heat-tech clothing, winter coats and shoes. Over the years, Uniqlo has bolstered its popularity via a slew of collaborations. Since its first partnership with Jil Sander, it also has also teamed up with Alexander Wang, Christophe Lemaire and Undercover, as well as leveraged on cult icons from Sesame Street, Dragonball Z and Doraemon. We took a dive into Uniqlo’s latest collabs to identify the best pieces of the season
Consisting of progressive essentials, Uniqlo U is created artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his team of designers at Paris Atelier. The new LifeWear collection aims to offer refined and accessible clothing solutions for the colder seasons. There are plenty of outerwear, knitwear, long-sleeved tops and thicker, boxier bottoms to allow for colour and textural coordination.
Our pick: Straight Corduroy jeans (Usual price $59.90, now $49.90)
Corduroy is a great addition to the wardrobe if you wish to extend your jeans and trousers rotation options. The Uniqlo U Straight Corduroy Pants, with wide-ridged corduroy running through, are the perfect choice. Lemaire and team have also updated the classic silhouette with a cropped and tapered look. For those who want to experiment with colours, there is an off-white version as well as one in chestnut brown.
Uniqlo x Engineered Garments
This collaborative project combines Uniqlo’s drive to produce long-lasting garments. The Engineered Garment collection reinterprets classic American designs for modern relevance. There is a wide variety of fleece, in coats , pullovers and jackets to suit individual tastes.
Our Pick: Long-Sleeved Fleece Jacket ($59.90)
The fleece jacket above features three types of Fleece and Nylon, and is constructed with an oversized fit to make it roomier at the shoulders and chest. The pockets are attached to zipper pulls, a practical feature that allows for use with gloves on or off. The fleece is thicker at strategic parts of the torso that are more exposed, keeping the wearer warm at all times. It also comes in black and olive for easy coordination with other autumn clothing.
Uniqlo x JW Anderson
London-based designer Jonathan Anderson injects his eccentric style into Uniqlo’s LifeWear. This collaboration showcases the shared values and quality commitment from both brands
Our Pick: Low Gauge Crew Neck Long-Sleeved Sweater ($59.90)
Inspired by traditional fishermen sweaters, this piece is knit with alpaca-blend yarn to give a cozy fit and silhouette. We like that it’s loose and relaxed in the right areas. The unique knitting pattern also creates a handmade effect, as though it was knit by grandma. The mustard hue also lends itself well to coordination. For those who prefer cooler colour tones though, there are also off-white and navy blue versions.
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