Why limit yourself to only the men’s section of UNIQLO U’s Fall/Winter‘17 collection?
When you have the all the tools in the sandbox to work with, you could hardly blame Christophe Lemaire, Artistic Director of Uniqlo’s R&D laboratory in Paris for wanting to diversify UNIQLO U’s FW‘17 collection. The result: basics such as sportswear in the form of hoodies and jogger, industrial denim and water-resistant parkas to the sartorial suits and shirts, with a serious technical upgrade.
From reworking the number of stitches for a more wind-resistant outerwear to infusing cotton to their BLOCKTECH technology thus greatly improving its functionality by making it waterproof yet breathable. Even Uniqlo’s flagship down jackets have been rendered thinner, while still keeping you toasty.
The collection is truly befitting of their inspiration of the season, “progressive basics”, but its more than just an upgrade of the specs; this time it’s rejigging our approach in how we dress ourselves. Taking the ethos of Lemaire’s work with Uniqlo, he looks at each article of clothing objectively, and think of ways to maximise their potential and push boundaries.
This isn’t a political statement about androgyny nor conforming to the gender blending trends, but rather to reconsider a piece of garment by abandoning the idea of men’s or women’s labels and just see them as clothes.
It’s about time to expand your range, and UNIQLO FW‘17 is the place to start.
Men’s cotton hoodie, women’s wool blend pullover, women’s cotton trousers (worn as sleeves) and men’s cotton denim jeans all by UNIQLO U.