One of my favorite revived collaborations is the J+ line Jil Sander designs for Uniqlo. My daughter still wears the gray pea coat I got years back from one of her collaborations, which they began doing again last fall. These clothes are well-priced, timeless and last–what more could you want?
I wrote about last fall’s collaboration, and on the day of the launch, left the house early, braved the train and was second in line at the store on Fifth Avenue. It was worth it because I ended up with a a-line down parka and cashmere coat that I rotated between all winter, plus a perfect white tuxedo shirt, and black cashmere sweater. While standing in line waiting for the store to open, several friends texted me that the online boutique opened at 9am and many were able to get a few things.
The collection launches this Thursday, March 25th, and I am torn as to whether I want to get up and go to the city again or try my luck at my computer. I know what I want–Spring jackets, specifically the Safari jacket in black or navy and the Oversized Parka in black. Then perhaps a polo sweater or other knit (the images are so small right now, it’s hard to get details). One thing I would also suggest is to sign up for the Uniqlo App on your phone, I think it provides earlier access. Below, is an interview from Uniqlo’s online mag (link to story here also)–Jil’s philosophy is still so spot on. I am so thrilled she’s back.