Did you love the first JW Anderson Uniqlo collaboration? If you are anything like us, we bet you fawned over the structured, stylish, and affordable outerwear that made up the Fall/Winter 2017 drop. (That colorful striped knitwear though!) Well now, the London-based designer has officially extended this fantastic partnership with the Japanese brand. We can expect an upcoming Spring/Summer 2018 collection to hit stores soon!
“The 2018 spring/summer collection is about items that interlink with each other,” JW Anderson designer Jonathan Anderson said in a press release. “It’s about layering this time. The idea is to mix and match things together, and I truly hope everyone will enjoy it.”
In addition to teasing what we can expect in the new year, Anderson also explained that he is as happy with the outcome of his capsule collection as we are.
“The first Uniqlo and JW Anderson collaboration was super exciting for me and I am very happy with the results. I am proud of it and I think the pieces are incredibly well made. The line was also a good bridge between the ideal of British classicism and my own brand,” he shared.
About his first line, Anderson also shared that he was on a mission to make an impact. “Uniqlo is something I wear daily, so it was personal to me and I became very excited,” he said. “For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to. Doing something with Uniqlo is very interesting. It’s a different exercise than with JW Anderson, because we have a wholesale network whereas Uniqlo is a retail network. It means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky.”
We expect all of this and more for round two!
A first look at the upcoming’s offerings have yet to be revealed. But here is what we do know: this SS18 collection is set to include both men’s and women’s offerings. It will be available in all Uniqlo retail stores, as well as online, starting early next year.