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The Uniqlo X Ines De La Fressange S/S '18 Collection Is Perfect For Summer

uniqlo ines de la fressange

Ines de la Fressange: a top model back in the ’80s, she was a long time muse to Karl Lagerfeld.

Along with the Uniqlo U line and the collaboration with J.W Anderson, the Uniqlo x Ines de la Fressange is probably one of my favourite lines for continuously maintaining its streak of effortless, perfect-for-the-French-countryside staples.

uniqlo ines de la fressange

The Spring/Summer 2018 collection ($19.90 – $199.90) is back for its ninth season, and is set to launch this Friday, March 16 at Uniqlo’s Orchard Central store and online. It’s reportedly inspired by de la Fressange’s recollection of boating scenes and vibrant architecture during holidays in port towns around Europe – in other words, it’s perfect for those who were smitten with the idyllic Italian countryside depicted in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name.

uniqlo ines de la fressange

One thing to note: guys won’t be able to get in on the action unlike last season – there there, I feel you. What’s new however: the introduction of pyjamas into the collection, presumably so you can look chic 24/7. Here, a round up of our favourite pieces:

uniqlo ines de la fressange

#1: Rayon slip dress, $59.90
You can’t really ever go wrong with a black slip dress (just ask Female’s editor, Noelle Loh – it’s her go-to uniform), but the micro dots pattern here keeps things extra summery. Here’s your picnic dress sorted out. #2: Cotton poplin jacket, $99.90
Corporate uniforms don’t have to be boring – I love a good gingham motif myself, so this cornflower blue jacket is a no-brainer to keep your look refreshing. #3: Cotton pleated shirt, $49.90
Why not pair this petal pink shirt underneath the blazer for great contrast? #4: Linen-blend shirt, $49.90
This Peter Pan collared shirt aces the ’70s without being campy. #5: Soutien collar coat, $199.90
The perfect lightweight coat – I mean, you probably already have variations of the standard navy/khaki versions – this poppy-red one will really stand out. #6: Cotton T-shirt, $19.90
I personally love pairing greens with reds (Christmas connotations be damned) and this Kelly green waffle knit tee would be lovely with the red coat. Alternatively, I imagine it would go well with off-white pants or high-waist faded jeans. #7: Fedora hat, $29.90
A bucolic holiday look isn’t complete without the requisite straw hat – just ask the Japanese or the French. #8: Straw tote bag, $49.90
Ditto the straw bag. #9: Cotton sweater, $49.90
For a can’t-go-wrong Breton top, this is a great option – I love the red stripes against the ecru (so much chicer than red against plain white). Like this? Check out the Singaporean model who ruled Milan Fashion Week, the new Singaporean art spaces that aren’t your typical galleries, and three local female creatives share their secrets to empowering women.