by Stephen Garner

Uniqlo has debuted a new teaser for its next “U” collection for fall/winter 2020.

Dropping on September 18th, the new Uniqlo U collection features updated classics in a richly varied palette of neutrals that meld with deep, muted colors to evoke a sense of warmth and coziness throughout. The new lineup includes 32 items for women, 31 for men, and four accessories designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his Uniqlo R&D team in Paris.

Drawing on the energy of European youth street culture of decades ago, classic and sportswear influences are seen in boxy silhouettes and oversized proportions for men this season. Neutrals with elegant highlight tones are balanced with black, white, and dark blue. Burnt orange and Bordeaux red provide rich accents. Textures and warm surfaces such as corduroy, wool-blend fleece, and wool jersey offer a greater sense of comfort.

Featured items include a padded corduroy blouson in a casual rounded silhouette that offers sophisticated warmth, as well as a boxy half coat containing an oversized collar and front storm placket for added windproof performance. Soft brushed fleece gives a shirt jacket inner-outer versatility, and a modern cropped jacket provides thermal warmth in wool-blend fleece.