UNIQLO announces new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON for fall/winter 2017 collection

UNIQLO announces new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON for fall/winter 2017 collection

 

Japan, 2017-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — UNIQLO today (2017.07.18) unveils its new collaboration line with JW ANDERSON, an internationally renowned fashion brand from London. The fall/winter 2017 range comprises 33 pieces for men and women, and it will roll out at UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO.com from Tuesday, September 191.

The new line features British classics that combine the signature bold and graphic design esthetic of JW ANDERSON with UNIQLO’s excellence in fabrics, fit and functionality. The result is a collection that offers the best of British styling that is at once traditional and modern while providing daily lifestyle options for men and women of all ages.

Commenting on the launch of the much anticipated line, Jonathan Anderson, the founder of JW ANDERSON, said, “For me, the point of doing this collaboration was that I believe in democracy in fashion, and what I hope will be achieved is that any age demographic can pick up and find something within the collection to relate to. Doing something with UNIQLO is very interesting. It means you come up with a wardrobe which is universal and quirky.”

He added that, “I think what UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON have in common is the idea of ‘making a new product’. That’s always fascinating. The idea of reducing something to its essence is a very Japanese cultural thing. It can be culturally, textile, or silhouette driven, but it’s about the idea of reducing something down so that you can create the most impact.”

Yuki Katsuta, Senior Vice President of Fast Retailing and Head of Research and Design at UNIQLO, said, “This line embodies our shared vision of offering elegance, simplicity, timeless comfort, and individuality through LifeWear. The inspiration for much of the clothing we wear today was the uniforms, work wear, and sportswear that originated in the British Isles. We have combined the energy, creativity, and traditional touches of JW ANDERSON with our fit, fabrics, and functionality, as part of our quest to craft wardrobe essentials that are enduringly appealing.”

1. The collection will roll out on September 19 in the UK, followed by other markets around the world. Availability of the 33-piece range will vary by country and store.

Design is a key focus for the collection, notably through such classics as a double-breasted belted Trench Coat, the Wool Blended Quilted Jacket, the Fair Isle Sweater, and the Striped Scarf. The UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON Trench Coat is accented by a tartan lining. A selection of down jackets, shirts, and padded tote bags also employs tartan. The new collaboration line includes multi-border cut and sewn pieces, knits, and stoles in vivid hues, as well as ruffle blouses and skirts. Such items as the Wool Blended Quilted Jacket and the Padded Tote Bag, feature a faux leather patch with the anchor logo, for an unmistakably JW ANDERSON touch.

The entire 33-piece collection incorporates traditional British materials combined with UNIQLO trademark fabrics. There are Tweed coats in signature herringbone and shirts in extra fine cotton that feels smooth and natural, as well as knits in Extra Fine Merino for an elegant, glossy sheen.

The silhouette is also a key feature for the line. The look ranges from long coats with contemporary button and waist belt styling to jackets that give a modern, slim and sophisticated look but also allow for layering, and includes a turtle neck sweater with boxy silhouette and an oversized knit dress.

Keeping people as warm as possible is another central consideration. Examples include HEATTECH scarves and down jackets that employ ribbed cuffs and feature zipper tape so people can keep gloves on as much as possible in winter.

The Collection:

A total of 14 women’s items

Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Outerwear ¥9,900 – ¥14,900 Pants and Skirts ¥3,990 – ¥4,990
Blouses ¥2,990 Knits
Knit Dresses
¥3,990 – ¥4,990
¥12,900

A total of 19 men’s items

Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Item Pricing in Japan
(excl. consumption tax)
Outerwear ¥9,900 – ¥14,900 Pants ¥3,990 – ¥5,990
Shirts ¥2,990 Cut and Sewn
(with unisex pieces)
¥1,500
Knits
(with unisex pieces)
¥2,990 – ¥3,990 Unisex Accessories
(scarves, bag and backpack)
¥1,990 – ¥3,990

See the UNIQLO website below for more details: https://www.uniqlo.com/jwanderson/jp/

About the JW ANDERSON brand

Northern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson established JW ANDERSON in 2008. At first an elaborate collection of accessories, it quickly attracted attention and enabled the fledgling label to show on-schedule during the 2008 London Fashion Week season. The success of this debut collection earned both critical acclaim and commercial success for Anderson, whose label is now regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward thinking brands.

JW ANDERSON has evolved into an internationally renowned brand that has receiving a number of awards:
2012 British Fashion Awards for Emerging Talent, Ready-to-Wear
2013 The New Establishment Award
2014 Menswear Designer of the Year
2015 British Fashion Awards for Menswear and Womenswear Designer of the Year

Source: Uniqlo

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Loewe Craft Prize finalists announced

Loewe Craft Prize finalists announced

 

Paris, 2017-Feb-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loewe has announced the 26 finalists participating in the Loewe Craft Prize. Created in April 2016 at the initiative of the Loewe Foundation and Jonathan Anderson, the prize celebrates the myriad forms of culture and craftsmanship, two pillars of the Madrid-based house.

Under Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, Loewe has begun a new chapter, reflected in the creation of the Loewe Craft Prize. With this initiative, Loewe reasserts its longstanding commitment to creativity in all forms and disciplines.

The prize acknowledges the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognizes the skills of artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate set a standard for the future, as Creative Director Jonathan Anderson explains: “Craft is the essence of Loewe. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant.”

The 26 finalists, spanning all ages, were selected by a jury of experts comprising textile, jewelry and ceramics designers, as well as journalists. During its deliberations the jury selected creations for their technical accomplishment, innovation and artistic vision.

The winner of the Loewe Craft Prize will be announced on April 10 in Madrid, the historic home of the House.  The winner receives 50,000 euros and the winning work will be exhibited alongside all shortlisted entries in Madrid, Tokyo and New York.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44

Source: LVMH

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Loewe opens its first flagship in Spain, CASA LOEWE Madrid

Loewe opens its first flagship in Spain, CASA LOEWE Madrid
Loewe opens its first flagship in Spain, CASA LOEWE Madrid

 

Madrid, Spain, 2016-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loewe has unveiled CASA LOEWE Madrid, an innovative concept envisioned by Creative Director Jonathan Anderson, which explores the roots of a House where fashion goes hand-in-hand with art. This first flagship in Spain, and also the largest, has taken up residence in a historic building in the capital.

Founded in 1846, Loewe is now reconquering the city of its birth with a one-of-a-kind flagship. Located in the heart of Madrid, the new space, which extends over 1,000 m², showcases the entire spectrum of the Loewe universe. The men’s and women’s collections are complemented by specialized departments for exotic leather items and made-to-measure.

The Iberian limestone and wood interior reflects natural light on artworks meticulously selected by the Creative Director and specially acquired for the flagship store. Works by Edmund de Waal dialogue with others by Richard Smith, Gloria Garcia Lorca and Sir Howard Hodgkin. Inspired by the life and work of the British author and florist Constance Spry, CASA LOEWE also incorporates a flower shop, contributing to the space’s unique and vibrant atmosphere.

To celebrate the opening of the new flagship and express his gratitude to the Spanish capital, Jonathan Anderson designed an exhibition for Madrid’s Royal Botanic Garden on the theme of past, present and future, highlighting the House’s evolution and its resolutely forward-looking philosophy. Evoking the rich history of Loewe, the first part of the exhibition displays, in a room entirely covered with images, a collection of unique archive pieces in glass boxes. A second section is devoted to photographs of flower arrangements by Steven Meisel, whose images represent the fresh dynamism of the House.

The flagship opening and exhibition coincide with the release of an album of photographs in collaboration with Spanish publisher Luis Venegas, which is conceived as a spontaneous journey through the esthetic history of the House.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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001: Loewe launches its first fragrance under Jonathan Anderson

001: Loewe launches its first fragrance under Jonathan Anderson
001: Loewe launches its first fragrance under Jonathan Anderson

 

Paris, 2016-Oct-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Loewe has launched 001, its first fragrance under Jonathan Anderson. Loewe’s creative director has imagined a scent in both “Woman” and “Man” versions, inspired by the idea of the morning after a first romantic encounter.

Loewe’s first fragrance under Jonathan Anderson, 001 is the sensory expression of the spirit the young Creative Director has brought to the House since his arrival in 2014, a subtle blend of fresh innovation and rich heritage. 001 is an invention that captures both the distinctive character of Loewe and the zeitgeist of the times.

“This is a very personal project for me. I spent a lot of time working on it because it’s something I really believe in. Above all, I wanted the fragrance to feel credible, an organic extension of what Loewe stands for today,” Jonathan Anderson explains.

Created in two versions, “Woman” and “Man”, 001 is inspired by the emotions of the early hours after a first intimate encounter between two people, a moment that leaves a scented memory on the skin, interpreting the notions of purity and uncertain promise. Loewe 001 “Woman” blends top notes of bergamot and tangerine with a heart note of sandalwood and hints of jasmine and vanilla in the base notes. The “Man” version has the same combination of scents with masculine undertones of cedar and musk. Both fragrances can be easily interchanged and mixed, like a mixed wardrobe that melds feminine and masculine codes.

Inspired by the photographic artwork of Karl Blossfeldt, whose botanical images were adapted as prints in Loewe’s Spring/Summer 2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection, Jonathan Anderson selected two images for the packaging of 001, beginning a new chapter in the creative story of the Maison.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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