JW Anderson x Uniqlo
by Stephen Garner

Japanese fast-fashion retailer Uniqlo will launch its newest collaborative collection with London-based designer brand JW Anderson next month. This will be the third season for Uniqlo to design a line with JW Anderson, following successful collaborations in the 2017 fall/winter and 2018 spring/summer seasons.

Featuring trench coats, bomber jackets, and other items that symbolize British fashion presented in the witty designs characteristic of JW Anderson, the lineup nicely accents Uniqlo’s everyday wardrobe that combines high-quality materials, fit, and functionality.

The men’s lineup includes reversible outerwear to expand the range of outfit options, casual and fresh pocket T-shirts in colorful striped patterns, pullover with a new meeting of a hood and marine border stripes, and a classic tote bag. The bucket hats that were popular last season have been updated with stripes, seahorses, and floral prints in a new, reversible design.

JW Anderson x Uniqlo

Light summer jackets for more formal settings pair with casual drawstring long pants and shorts. Jonathan Anderson’s father was an internationally known rugby player who played in Ireland in the 1980s. Rugby is a weekend tradition in the U.K., and this collection includes the rugger shirts that have a close connection with Jonathan, offered in playful color patterns.

“It is always fun collaborating with Uniqlo,” said Jonathan Anderson, founder and designer of JW Anderson. “I always find it super interesting how two brands with very different backgrounds can come together to create an exciting collection. In the third collation of the collaboration, I envision a summer wardrobe that could be relaxed and chic at the same time; a versatile and youthful collection.”

The new collection will be available starting from Friday, March 8, at Uniqlo stores and uniqlo.com.