J.W. Anderson Reunites With Uniqlo For Spring/Summer 18

J.W. Anderson Reunites With Uniqlo For Spring/Summer 18

Words Demie Tuzara

Take a trip to the coast

After the successful first collaboration of the autumn/winter 18 collection last year between Northern-Irish designer, J.W. Anderson and Japanese casual-wear manufacturer and retailer, Uniqlo. Both return with yet another collaboration this time for spring/summer 18; bringing us back to basics but with a beach-themed twist.


“In the second collection of the collaboration, I’m looking for this idea of British summer, the idea of being on Brighton beach. Something which is very lightweight, very airy, with a lot of linen and cotton, that has a 1950s subcultural movement [mixed] with a little bit of ease and something which is quintessential,” Anderson said.

Inspired by the idea of a British summer – specifically beach escapades in Brighton during the 1950s, the collection features seersucker bomber jackets, striped cotton tees, denim bucket hats, linen totes printed with seagulls and collared button-down shirts suitable to wear in the spring/summer season.

Containing muted tones of blues, whites and greys, the colour palette of the collection captures the nautically themed nature of the collaboration – highlights of stripe prints as well as the J.W-anchor logo being notable throughout the newly released editorial.

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The fit of the collection is loose and the fabrics used to create the clothing are lightweight, providing the functional and freeing aspect that the Japanese brand labels itself for. Baring in mind the ever-bipolar British weather, the practical aspect of the J.W Anderson capsule is further covered with technical fabrics such as wrinkle proof and water-resistant parkas making appearances.

“Uniqlo’s mission with LifeWear is to create apparel that embodies simplicity, quality and longevity and is always stylish,” said Yuki Katsuta, head of Uniqlo global research and design. “The new spring/summer collection represents an advance in fashioning attractive wardrobe basics.”

With over 30 items also including lightweight outerwear and a variety of denim pieces both in men’s, women’s and unisex styles, the collaboration is due to drop online on 19th April and is available to purchase in selected Uniqlo stores on 20th April.