- Kristopher Fraser |
The success of the Uniqlo x Lemaire collaboration last fall meant that a second act for the collection would be sure to follow. Set to hit stores on March 4, the second collaboration is poised to be an equal and potentially even greater success than the first one. The warm winter period did drag down sales for many brands in categories for items like sweaters and coats, but Uniqlo x Lemaire still found success with offerings like merino wool sweaters and wool coats for the first collection.
For his second round collaboration with Uniqlo, designer Christophe Lemaire and Uniqlo creative director Sarah-Linh Tran looked to summer vacations in France during the 60s for inspiration. The design duo chose a sun-faded color palette featuring ash gray hues, blacks, vivid whites, and hints of mahogany, ginger, and blue-green.
For the first Uniqlo x Lemaire collaboration, a lot of emphasis was put on knits since it was for the fall/winter period. This time around, Lemaire took a lot more inspiration from his own spring 2016 collection. This new collection includes smock dresses, high-waisted wide leg pants, and top-stitch details on skirts, tops, and dresses for women.
For men, there is a lot of lightweight apparel to be expected. The silhouettes are very linear, the pockets are large, and the cuts are very roomy. The collection also includes materials like seersucker, linen, and Oxford cloth. Basic offerings like chino pants and pleated shorts can be expected too.
Full price points for the collection will be released at a later date. The collection will be available at Uniqlo stores and on uniqlo.comphoto:courtesy of HL Group