Artisanal craft is back this season at Japanese casual wear brand Uniqlo and it’s ongoing partnership with one of London’s most forward-thinking labels.
“I was really thinking of Spring when I was working on this collection,” said Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson, the designer behind the JW brand. “We were all staying inside and I was looking forward to when we could venture out again. I also wanted to incorporate a feeling of craft, as its very important to me.”
There’s a playful use of comfy threads throughout the range. T-shirts, hats, tote bags, and other items feature wildflower embroidery accents with appearances that vary according to hue and fabric. Other noteworthy touches are blanket stitching on men's T-shirts and work shirts. Cool linen and seersucker lighten lead the fabric choices with colors dominated by khaki, brown, and ivory. Men’s and women's offerings include shorts and feature the homespun feels of linen blends and slub cotton.
The Uniqlo x JW Anderson Spring/Summer Collection 2021 will be available in Manila on April 23. The line was developed on the theme “British classics. Designed for life today.” And since it’s part of Uniqlo’s LifeWear group, it’s clothing that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity.