Uniqlo’s sixth collaboration with Ines de la Fressange explores “Paris at the Height of 1960s Fashion.”
De la Fressange, who is known for her effortless French style, created three stories for fall built. The 70-piece collection is divided into three themes: La Femme Rive Droite, La Femme Rive Gauche and La Femme 70s.
The collection will be available in the U.S. at Uniqlo’s SoHo and Fifth Avenue stores in New York, as well as online, beginning Sept. 9. It will also be sold globally in flagship stores and online.
La Femme Rive Droite highlights tailored jackets in velvet or tweed, straight pants, a frill shirt, and a standing collar coat. La Femme Rive Gauche, featuring chic classics, includes postman jackets, hunting shirts, a chester coat, dark-colored poncho, knit jacket, and items with piping and vintage-style prints. La Femme 70s includes earth-toned corduroy shirts, flared pants, miniskirts and flannel shirt dresses, as well as mohair argyle knits in bright colorblock variations, stadium jackets and chunky knits. The core colors are shades of gray such as charcoal and dark gray, that are accented by vivid blues, reds, dark olive green and rich cognac, as well as Ines’ signature navy. Prices range from $19.90 to $149.90.
De la Fressange signed with Uniqlo in October 2013 for a collaboration beginning in early 2014. The L’Oréal model and Roger Vivier brand ambassador also runs her namesake brand and boutique which she relaunched in 2015. The former muse of Karl Lagerfeld, she is also the author of “Parisian Chic City Guide,” a follow up to “Parisian Chic.”
In addition to de la Fressange, Uniqlo collaborates with the French designer Lemaire on a men’s and women’s capsule collection. As WWD reported last month, the Japanese fast-fashion retailer also is said to be in discussions with Alber Elbaz about a possible tie-up. Neither Elbaz nor Uniqlo would comment on the speculation.