UNIQLO announces its latest collaboration collection with global fashion icon Ines de la Fressange. The lineup will be available at UNIQLO stores and on uniqlo.com from Thursday, August 27th. This range of wardrobe essentials brings together Ines’ belief in designing clothes that all women can wear with comfort to reveal their beauty, and the LifeWear philosophy of providing innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and meets the needs of daily lifestyles.

Saluting Fashion Leaders of the Seventies
Ines found inspiration for this collection from several women whom she has long admired for symbolizing female independence and fashion in the 1970s. Among them are actress, songwriter, and model Jane Birkin and singer-songwriter Françoise Madeleine Hardy. Ines recalls that, “Back in the seventies, many women were determined to emancipate themselves from traditions. These liberated individuals took fashion and their lives in exciting new directions.” This season salutes the enduring inspiration of these pioneers of female freedom.

Three Principal Styling Themes
The first of three principal styling themes for this collection is Bohemian, inspired by the free-spirited culture of the 1970s, celebrated in a variety of twist pleated skirts and dresses in paisley through polka dot prints. As befitting the season, there is a range of knitwear, key pieces featuring folkloric Fair Isle patterns. For the first time in the UNIQLO / INES DE LA FRESSANGE design collaboration, there are items made with proprietary seamless 3D Knit technology that offer outstanding comfort and are in vivid patterns. The second theme is Neobourgeois, through 100% silk blouses and wrap dresses as wardrobe essentials for sophisticated women that can be paired with mouton-style jackets, long cardigans, and culottes for casual occasions. The third theme is Mannish styling, which many women adopted in the 1970s. Examples include the collection’s coats, classical tweed jackets, corduroy pants, and other essentials of masculine coordination.

Styling Examples

About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.2905 trillion yen for the 2019 fiscal year ending August 31, 2019 (US $21.53 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2019 rate of $1 = 106.4 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,200 stores in 25 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. U.S. and Vietnam. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are several Grameen-UNIQLO stores in Dhaka.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.