UNIQLO LAUNCHES FIRST COLLABORATION WITH ANYA HINDMARCH
Collection of Essential UNIQLO Items Featuring Beautifully Crafted Designs with a Playful Touch Available November 23
Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of UNIQLO x ANYA HINDMARCH, its first collaboration with the UK brand known for outstanding creativity and craftsmanship. Through the collaboration, designer Anya Hindmarch starts with the high-quality and perfected simplicity of essential UNIQLO LifeWear items and carefully reimagines these with the unique creative perspectives of the ANYA HINDMARCH brand. Combining a warm, pared back color palette with original and sophisticated designs, UNIQLO x ANYA HINDMARCH is set to add charm to the coming holiday season.
Yukihiro Katsuta, Group Senior Executive Officer at UNIQLO parent company, Fast Retailing, and head of UNIQLO R&D, said, “I believe the exceptional creativity and modern craftsmanship of ANYA HINDMARCH, along with its philosophy of valuing customers, fits well with the UNIQLO approach to clothes-making. The infusion of its trademark humor into UNIQLO essential items creates an exciting new collection of LifeWear that we hope will warm the body and mind this holiday season.”
Anya Hindmarch commented, “I’m a huge Uniqlo fan and admire the beauty in its practicality which resonates with how I like to design. It was an honor to collaborate with Uniqlo, especially working on knitwear, as Uniqlo is they are so known for their iconic knitwear – with the perfect shapes and colors – that lasts so long. So, I decided not to mess with their brilliant silhouettes, but instead to play with them; deconstructing and then rebuilding them with different stitches and exposed seams – and in turn leaving all sort of little design details to make pulling on your knitwear the favorite part of your day. It has been a wonderful learning experience to work with this incredible global team and a really fun project.
Attention to detail and craftsmanship
Classic knitwear silhouettes with a modern update via a combination of contrasting stitches and external seaming. The WOMENS premium lambswool knit has one bi-colored sleeve, complemented by darning stitch on the other. The cashmere knit features hand-sewn style stitching around the shoulders, hem, and sleeves for a handcrafted feel. The KIDS premium lambswool knit is made with high-quality, 19.5-micron wool for non-scratchy, lightweight warmth and comfort.
Winter accessories with the warmth of HEATTECH
To mark the 20th anniversary of HEATTECH this year, winter accessories in the collection incorporate this world-renowned UNIQLO fabric technology. Unique designs have Anya Hindmarch’s well-loved Eyes peeping out from the fold of the knit cap and the pocket of the stole. Socks and gloves arrive in block colors to match the lambswool sweaters and stoles, both featuring the embroidered Eyes. Choose a statement piece, or combine styles from the collection.