Back in August, Uniqlo announced that its partnership with Jil Sander would be returning after 11 years. Now the collection is finally in stores and online.
“I set out to define the global modern uniform with this in mind: Clothes should be long-lasting and enduring,” Sander said. “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 new collection has 32 items for women, 25 items for men, and 4 accessories, including utility-inspired outerwear, oversized tops, and cashmere sweaters.
“Everything seems to have changed, even in fashion. We are tired of certain forms which we associate with a past that now seems long ago,” Sander said of the changes in the fashion industry since her first +J collection in 2009. “The material and production techniques develop as well. New fabrics ask for new solutions, for different cuts and patterns. Without necessarily being able to explain the zeitgeist, I can sense the need for contemporary sophistication. I feel today’s magnetisms, tensions and harmonies."
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