Japanese global apparel retailer Uniqlo is giving us a headstart for the summer with the launch of its latest collaboration with French designer Ines De La Fressange. The 2020 Spring/Summer collaboration line is now available at the Uniqlo Flagship Store in Glorietta 5 and through UNIQLO.com, with select pieces also in other branches nationwide.
The 54-piece collection is a throwback to 1924, a high time for iconic French chic fashion. In keeping with a motif of luxurious clothes and beyond, this range of wardrobe essentials brings together Ines’ belief in designing clothes that all women can wear with comfort to reveal their beauty. Add to that, the LifeWear philosophy of providing innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and meets the needs of daily lifestyles.
Ines began exploring ideas for the 2020 SS collection by celebrating traditional values through styling that is enduringly contemporary. The line, which pays homage to women from every era, comprises the following three themes.
Paris: Timeless sports styling
Paris hosted the Summer Olympics in 1924, and sports styling that appeared in those games remains attractively modern even today. The collection features items with masculine looks, including Tilden knitwear and jersey pants with white and green key colors.
Gardians: Inspired by French cowboy clothing
Items are inspired by the clothing of ‘Gardians,’ French for cowboys, in Arles. Ines has frequently visited this city in the Provence region of southern France over the past 30 years. The strong sunlight and shadow contrasts in that locale influenced such leading artists as Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh, and are reflected in the collection’s coordination of black and white items in masculine styling, including pants and long shirts.
Muses: Dresses for relaxing outdoors
The 1920s were a time of great progress for women, who began enjoying styling that reflected newfound freedoms. The range features light dresses with ruffles and prints in relaxing silhouettes.
Prices of items in the collection range from P1,990 to P4,990 for outerwear, P1,990 to P2,990 for pants, P1,490 to P3,990 for skirts, and P1,490 to P1,990 for shirts. Cut and sew pieces also range from P790 to P1,990, while knits are from P990 to P2,490. Dresses are at P1,990 to P2,490, and other goods and accessories come at P990 to P1,490.