With two successful partnerships under their belt, Uniqlo and JW Anderson recently announced that they will be releasing a third capsule collection. The Spring/Summer 2019 compilation by the Japanese label and Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson will launch in stores on March 8, and will feature trench coats, bomber jackets, and other items celebrating British fashion. These pieces will, of course, come with an update by the designer.
Some of the items in the collection, such as rugger shirts in playful coloured stripes, have a close connection with the 35-year-old designer. Anderson’s father, Willie Anderson, was an internationally known rugby player who played in Ireland in the 1980s. It was a popular weekend tradition where his family gathered together to celebrate the sport.
The men’s range also includes reversible outerwear, casual and fresh pocket T-shirts in colourful striped patterns, a pullover with a hood and marine border stripes, and a classic tote bag. Bucket hats that were popular last season have been updated with stripes, seahorses, and floral prints in a new, reversible design. There are also light summer jackets that pair well with casual drawstring long pants and/or shorts for slightly more dapper settings.
The first Uniqlo and JW Anderson tie-up in 2017 received overwhelming response worldwide, and was quickly followed by a 33-piece drop in the 2018 Spring/Summer collection.
In the coming release, there’s a suite of unisex basic items to allow 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.
On the latest collaboration, Anderson quipped, “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 can be relaxed and chic at the same time; a versatile and youthful collection.”
The line-up will be a great addition to Uniqlo’s everyday wardrobe that combines high-quality materials, fit, and functionality.
Check out the full collection at www.uniqlo.com