When we hear the name UNIQLO, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a rack of plain clothing in different colors. We’ve known UNIQLO for being a go-to place for minimalist pieces, but they’re changing things a bit with their 2023 Spring/Summer Collection which includes chic, stylish prints and bold colors that is far from minimalist. The latest collection ranges from “clean” pieces that can be layered for any occasion, day-to-night outfits in bold colors, loud prints, and collab pieces with the likes of Christophe Lemaire, JW Anderson, and Ines de la Fressange.
Here’s a look at our top picks from the recent preview held at Whitespace Manila:
The new collection with the theme A Sense of Ease by artistic director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris is part of the first batches that have been made available in stores nationwide. Pieces are made of soft, matte cotton in a playful yet elegant color palette of rich blues and beiges with bright pops of green, orange, yellow, purple, and pink.
Filipino actor and singer Matteo Guidicelli joined the launch and shared his favorite picks which include the Uniform Blue, Utility Denim Jacket (Cotton Linen), paired with AIRism oversized shirts.
“You can wear it in the day, the evening, any occasion,” shares Matteo. “I love all the jackets made by UNIQLO and AIRism of course, you can wear it down. [The Utility Denim Jacket] is very very nice, the parkas, the polos are very nice, everything is very nice.”
Matteo even shared how his wife, singer-actress Sarah Geronimo, also liked wearing his jackets from previous UNIQLO collections.
The graphic UT line under new Creative Director Kosuke Kawamura was also a surprise because of the oversized fit and huge graphic designs inspired by street culture. Unlike previous releases, the designs are now more youthful and unique. It seems off-brand yet it also fits LifeWear’s goal to “let wearers express their individuality and encounter new elements of culture”.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
Similar to previous collections, price starts at Php 1,490 for accessories, dresses, and knits. Shirts and pants, on the other hand, start at Php 1,990. Outerwear remains at the pricier side with pieces ranging from Php 3,490 to Php 6,990.
Uniqlo U 2023 Spring/Summer Collection and UT already available in stores nationwide. Other pieces, such as Ines de la Fressange’s 2023 Spring/Summer Collection will be available in stores by March 10.
For the full list of designs and for more details about the 2023 Spring/Summer Collection, visit UNIQLO’s website through this link.