JW Anderson Uniqlo Spring 2018
JW Anderson’s popular Uniqlo collaboration is coming back for Spring. The partnership, first launched in Fall 2017, produced the vibrantly strange pieces you’ve been seeing everywhere—you know, the rainbow-stripe knits, the cropped plaid puffas, and the inside-out trenches style-minded guys and gals have been wearing around. For Spring, Anderson is taking his inspiration from the country to the sea, citing the historic British beach town Brighton as his inspiration.
“In the second collection of the collaboration, I’m looking for this idea of British summer, the idea of being on Brighton Beach. Something which is very lightweight, very airy, with a lot of linen and cotton, that has a 1950s subcultural movement [mixed] with a little bit of ease and something which is quintessential,” Anderson said. Decoded, that means the collection is rife with seersucker, bold sailor stripes, and plenty of denim, whether as an on-trend bucket hat or a denim jacket worthy of Martin Sheen in Badlands. The lineup’s seaside spirit is countered by Uniqlo’s technical fabrics, like a wrinkle-proof and water-resistant pocketable parka and some tops and tees in wicking materials.
With over 30 items in men’s, women’s, and unisex styles, you can be sure this collaboration will zoom off shelves as quickly as the first season did. Mark your calendars: This one’s online arrival date is April 19, and it will be available in select Uniqlo stores on April 20.