Jil Sander x UNIQLO Announce Autumn 2020 Collection ‘+J’

26.August.2020 | FASHION

It has been 11 years since Jil Sander’s first collaboration with UNIQLO, which ran from 2009 to 2011. The minimalist German fashion designer is now set to bring back her signature modern style to UNIQLO with the +J collection this autumn. The new line-up is fit for all occasions and is available in men’s and women’s sizes.

 

Jil Sander | Latest Interview

UNIQLO Japan interview Jil on the new collection which you can read here in Japanese.

 

+J in Autumn 2020 will bring a sense of sophistication, luxury, and comfort.

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    The collection is “inspired by a sense of enlightened understatement” and “consists of versatile, iconic pieces.” Each item boasts trendy volume and sophisticated silhouettes while maintaining comfort and style.

     

    +J 2020 Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection

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    “I set out to define the global modern uniform with this in mind: Clothes should be long-lasting and enduring,” Sander said in a statement. “They should serve the wearer and give her or him the energy and self-assurance which is so much needed in our global reality.”

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    *Comments translated from Japanese

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    What is Fortnite?

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    DJ Yonder

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    Drift

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    Peely
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    Llama
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    Robot
    The front of the T-shirt has a simple Fortnite logo on the front, while on the back is Robot printed in bright colours.

     

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    © 2020 Epic Games

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    © Herzog & de Meuron

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    The central part of the 1st floor is called LifeWear Square, an area that fully captures UNIQLO’s “LifeWear” concept for customers. The first floor will be a collection of everything from trending products to collaborative products and more. There will even be an area where you can buy flowers near the entrance which is located along MARRONNIER.

     

    The 2nd floor is a full line-up of women’s clothes. From trending attire to basic UNIQLO threads, women will be able to pick from a diverse line-up of items, including clothes that will go on pre-sale at UNIQLO TOKYO, and even homewear and office wear.

     

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    19.May.2020 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami have joined hands once again to drop a new clothing collection in UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT.

     

    Billie made her debut when she was 13, and just five years later, her music is spearheading the charts and industry. Back in January this year, at 18-years-old, Billie won five Grammy Awards and hailed as the youngest person to win all four of the main Grammy categoriesーBest New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. She is also only the second person to win all four in the same year.

    The collection will be available online from May 25, 2020 and in stores from May 29, 2020 as they reopen.

    MEN


    WOMEN


    KIDS

    UNIQLO USA released a trailer for the collection on their official YouTube channel which you can watch below. The colourful video combines Billie’s iconic Blohsh character with Murakami’s flowers.

     

    UNIQLO Presents: Billie Eilish by Takashi Murakami For UNIQLO UT

    Billie and Murakami’s friendship started when they sent each other messages on Instagram. Billie performed at Summer Sonic in Japan in 2018. During her time in the country, she met with Murakami and together they completed an animated music video for her hit track you should see me in a crown which was released last April.

    ©️Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo by RK (IG: @rkrkrk)

    The music video has over 69 million views (as of May 18, 2020) and fuses together the visionary minds of Billie and Murakami.

     

    Billie Eilish – you should see me in a crown (Official Video By Takashi Murakami)

    To commemorate the new Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT collection, a 3-meter tall statue of Billie created by Murakami is being erected at the Harajuku branch of UNIQLO in Tokyo this June.

     

    *Please note that the opening day of the UNIQLO Harajuku is subject to change.

     

    ©2020 LASH Music, LLC
    ©2020 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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