PARIS — Uniqlo’s Paris flagship, due to open Thursday, bears the hallmark of Japanese high-tech, with pivoting mannequins, television monitors and floor-to-ceiling stacks of multicolored cashmere.
But the highlight of the Japanese retailer’s first foray into continental Europe is set to be the much-anticipated minimalist collection designed by Jil Sander. Although the German designer’s name is absent from the clothes, which bear a simple white label reading “+J,” Sander’s trademark minimalist lines, dark colors and streamlined cut are instantly recognizable.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"