Hoy moly. Today could not be greyer, wetter or windier – hello February. But ha!, to redress the balance, hello too to all the new Spring/Summer collections just landing, full of the promise of lighter, warmer and distinctly more colourful days to come. And do I have a colour-charged treat for you today.
For a change, I thought we’d do some Friday Fashion and take a peek at the new Uniqlo U SS19 collection. Not only is the lookbook a mega dose of Vitamin C(olour), which in itself is the perfect antidote to the February gloom. But I’m also a huge Uniqlo fan, so I couldn’t have been more excited to see their latest offerings. And I’ve already got myself quite a shopping list. (If fashion isn’t your thing, by the way, worry not. I’ll be featuring highlights from the new interiors collections in the coming weeks).
I think lots of fashion insiders agree that Uniqlo’s ongoing collaboration with French designer Christophe Lemaire, master of relaxed, understated elegance, goes from strength to strength. His Uniqlo U collections for both men and women are awaited eagerly, and many items regularly sell out.
Uniqlo’s clothes have always reflected the kind of minimal, pared-back shapes you’d expect from a Japanese brand. (I have a beautifully simple, boxy Uniqlo summer top in the most fabulous quality cotton that regularly gets compliments). But Lemaire’s latest Uniqlo U SS19 collection has taken understated design to another level with some bold and beautiful colour choices. The brand says:
These progressive essentials represent a unique and playful meditation on colour. Deep, saturated earth tones counter rich, tinted hues and bold accents, while details and silhouettes have been consciously simplified to accentuate Uniqlo U’s most ambitious palette to date.
OK, less talking and more looking. See what you think…
Uniqlo U SS19 Collection
I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the cotton double faced trousers and coat pictured above. The signature rounded leg cut of the trousers is very on point, and the heavyweight fabric sounds easy to wear for spring transitional outfits. The colourway that they call ‘brown’, below – but which looks to be a pink-toned pale terracotta – particularly appeals. How about you – spotted any pieces that have your name on them?
See the whole Uniqlo U SS19 collection here.