Jonathan Anderson is arguably one of the most hyped fashion designers in the industry right now. Even if you don’t know him by name, you’ll definitely recognize his work, from the pierced handbags from his namesake label, J.W. Anderson, which have taken street style by storm, to his much-lauded overhaul of Spanish brand Loewe. The 33-year-old has had quite the storied career already, but he’s about to start on another big chapter — and it’s a move that’ll make his more price-conscious admirers very happy. J.W. Anderson was just announced as Uniqlo’s latest collaborator.
The designer will create a capsule collection for the Japanese retailer’s LifeWear range for fall ’17. The concept behind this partnership is a celebration of British heritage, which Yuki Katsuta, senior vice president of Fast Retailing (Uniqlo’s parent company) and head of research and design at Uniqlo, believes Anderson exemplifies: “The British Isles constitute a treasure house of such apparel, with duffle coats and fisherman’s sweaters being just two examples,” Katsuta said in a release. “In partnering with J.W. Anderson, one of Britain’s most innovative and creative brands, we will tap into traditions while pursuing progress in designs and fabrics, to craft styles that are enduringly appealing.”
While no sketches or pricing details about the upcoming J.W. Anderson capsule were available, you can expect it’ll be much more wallet-friendly than the brand’s mainstay designs: Uniqlo’s previous pair-ups have capped out at $229.90. So, we expect our virtual carts to runneth over when this collection drops in the fall.
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