Although the Philippines doesn’t experience four different types of seasons, I’d admit that it’s still nice to see new Spring-Summer Collections for a change. Pieces released are usually flexible enough to be worn during local and international travels, too! For those who love stylish yet comfy pieces like me, watch out for global apparel retailer UNIQLO’s Uniqlo U 2022 Spring/Summer Collection dropping on Friday (January 28). Pieces were designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris under the theme “Rhythm of Spring”.
Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991 and has also served as the Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. He was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection — a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials”.
According to UNIQLO, the new collection “captures the motion and lightness of Spring and adds ease, movement, and flexibility to everyday life”. The colors are inspired by fading sunsets — warm neutrals, olives, sands, and a pop of taro purple. Similar to the simple styles that UNIQLO is known for, the Uniqlo U collection includes silhouettes that offer both simplicity and flexibility for women, men, and kids.
For Women: Breezy, layered silhouettes and roomy bags give a sense of freedom of movement. Jackets and coats are perfect for any trip. Essential t-shirts and dresses come in soft AIRism cotton and jersey. Garment-dyed denim and overshirts with a round shape give a softer feel overall.
For Men: The lineup for men offers a curated, flexible collection of pieces designed for city life and trips in nature, where simplicity meets refined technicality. Crispy jackets are ideal for walking to work or riding public transport. Roomy, breezy silhouettes made of soft jersey, terry and linen twill bring a sense of ease and movement, and striped summer shirts are perfect for a beach day.
As for the prices, it’s similar to Uniqlo’s usual price range for their lineups. Estimates for each are at:
- Outerwear: Php 2,490 to Php 6,990
- Pants: Php 1,990
- Skirts: Php 1,490
- Cut & Sewn Items: Php 790 to Php 990
- Knits: Php 1,490 to Php 1,990
- Dresses: Php 1,490 to Php 2,490
- Note: Prices are subject to change, some items in the collection will be released on the first week of February. Updates are at the Uniqlo website.
I’m loving the color range so far. Although it’s almost always humid in the Philippines, UNIQLO’s fabrics are comfortable enough to keep us feeling cool while looking stylish. Can’t wait to see the complete collection in stores and online starting January 28!