by Stephen Garner

After its initial announcement in August, Uniqlo is gearing up to relaunch its popular +J collection in stores and online in collaboration with designer Jil Sander.

“It is with the appreciation and excitement of working with Ms. Jil Sander that I announce the return of the +J collection,” said Tadashi Yanai, chairman, president, and CEO of Fast Retailing, the parent company of Uniqlo. “A shared respect for modernity and timeless design is evident in our latest collaboration, particularly in sophisticated, everyday essentials that are well-suited to life today.”

“I set out to define the global modern uniform with this in mind: Clothes should be long-lasting and enduring,” added Ms. Sander. “They should serve the wearer and give her or him the energy and self- assurance which is so much needed in our global reality.”

The fall/winter 2020 +J collection features sophisticated essentials for men and women inspired by a sense of enlightened understatement. Outerwear designs include hybrid down styles, utility-inspired jackets, military blousons, and cashmere blend coats with a full yet body-conscious cut. Tailored jackets and gabardine pants in wool feature a papery finish. Luxe oversized shirts come in a classic palette from ivory to black and white, or with playful contrasting color patterns. Sweaters are beautifully knit from fine-gauge cashmere to extra fine merino wool and blends. Long knit dresses and a sculptural skirt display an aesthetic of energy and purity.

The lineup, which retails between $29.90 and $249.90, includes 32 items for women, 25 items for men, and 4 accessories. The collection will be available online and in stores on November 12th.