If you haven’t already heard of Jonathan Anderson, 32, you’ve probably seen his designs. The street style set can’t get enough of his namesake label, J.W.Anderson’s Pierce handbag, not to mention the origami Elephant purse and Puzzle bag he has created for Loewe—the Spanish luxury label for which Anderson has been creative director since 2013.
But it’s not just about killer accessories, Anderson’s cool tailoring, bright knitwear and eclectic detailing is cat-nip for the fashion set, and now that Unqlio has enlisted the designer for their latest collaboration, we can’t wait to see how his aesthetic translates for the Japanese retailer, usually known for their unfussy, yet expertly executed, staples.
The partnership will see Anderson create a capsule collection for Uniqlo’s LifeWear line, including both men’s and womenswear, and if the retailer’s previous collaborations (with the likes of Jil Sander and Ines de la Fressange), are anything to go by, we expect the pieces to come with a very wallet-friendly price-tag.
Speaking to WWD, Anderson said of the collaboration, “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.” Amen to that.
The collection is slated for worldwide release for the northern hemisphere’s autumn 2017 season.