Sophisticated tailoring meets high-quality materials and new ways of functionality. That’s how Japanese clothing label Uniqlo describes the latest series of the beloved +J collection.
A collab with renowned German designer Jil Sander, it ran from 2009 to 2011, before making a revival in 2020. But the comeback is likely shortlived, as the Fall/Winter 2021 collection could possibly mark the conclusion of the +J line, according to Uniqlo.
Nonetheless, fans can look forward to the Jil Sander’s signature streamlined and polished touch in the upcoming +J collection, which focuses on winter staples given a dose of understated luxury — think polished outerwear, bold shirting, and elevated basics.
The fabrics used are more premium too, with the use of cashmere, extra fine merino, tactile leather and traditional Japanese habutai silk. And all that comes without the heftier price tags of her own eponymous label; a long-sleeved shirt from the +J line-up starts from just $59.90.
Sander shares, “This winter’s collection concentrates on distinctive silhouettes, sensual textures and luxurious tailoring which respond to our new sense of comfort: sophistication for everyone. We return to social life, but we want to feel protected. The collection explores new oversize silhouettes with a controlled fit and variations of substantial winter classics.”
Ahead of the drop, The Weekly speaks to the designer on the collection, which will launch in two parts, on Nov 26, as well as on Dec 3, 2021.