Last week, we flew to Tokyo to preview the Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2017 LifeWear collection. In this video, senior writer Isabel Ong highlights some of the exciting launches coming your way, including:
New distressed denim
If you’re a fan of the Japanese brand’s affordable denim range, you’ll know that it has mostly stuck to plain washes for the women’s range. Now that’s set to change with the launch of distressed denim jeans in various washes that feel ultra-soft to the touch.
The brand’s office-appropriate gear for women comes in the form of loose-fitting striped shirts, a nod to fashion’s ongoing obsession with all things oversized.
While Christophe Lemaire‘s debut Uniqlo U collection, which launched in October, focused mainly on dark, jewel-toned separates (navy and rust-brown sweaters and khaki pants peppered the range), the upcoming season sees him venturing into bolder – and brighter – territory. Our favourite look for days when you want to reach for something conservative yet colourful: The vermilion orange short-sleeved shirt and matching midi skirt (spot it in the video).
Adorable Mickey Mouse tees
The new t-shirt designs feature Mickey standing with arms akimbo, and are available in colourways like navy, white and grey. If you love what Uniqlo and Disney have been doing with their Mickey Mouse-themed sweaters, you’ll love this too.
Who says Uniqlo is all about (plain old) basics? The latest offerings from the brand’s collaboration with New York’s Museum of Modern Art under the SPRZ NY line is perfect for monochrome-loving folks. New styles include the jumpsuits and rompers bearing graphic prints and patterns.
More graphic tees
The Uniqlo UT range under creative director NIGO (aka the founder of street label Bape) continues to produce some of the coolest tees to be spotted in. For Spring/Summer 2017, they’ve partnered with creatives such as Swedish graffiti artist Andre Saraiva and American artist Futura, both of whom NIGO says he’s shared a 20-year friendship with.
A bigger dose of French chic
Uniqlo’s clothing collaboration with French style icon Ines de la Fressange gets inspiration from the port city of Marseilles this time round, which is why denim jackets, striped tees and apron dresses (great for layering, BTW) feature heavily.
Like this? Check out this video tour of the new Uniqlo Orchard Central flagship, how Uniqlo is changing the retail scene here and how style icon Chiara Ferragni wears Mickey Mouse tees the fashionable way.