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Why limit your­self to only the men’s sec­tion of UNIQLO U’s Fall/Win­ter‘17 col­lec­tion?

Esquire (Singapore) - - Style -

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.

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