With a palette of rich browns, alongside gourmand tones of russet, olive and chocolate amongst neutral shades of cream and grey, you know we’re talking about a cosy Fall/Winter collection — particularly, Uniqlo U‘s series of elevated utilitarian essentials.
Designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, this latest collection embodies Lemaire’s desire to “make clothes that are like good friends”, hence relaxed silhouettes, and often genderless styles too, with “nothing that constrains you, nothing that disguises you”.
The padded single-breasted coat, seen on both men and women, seems to be quite the highlight in the series, and features a loose but thoughtful fit that envelopes the silhouette without overwhelming it.
Padded Volume Jackets take us through the colder months, just as lambswool knits and cosy flannel and fleece are essentials every season; a brushed jersey turtleneck t-shirt, in particular, sees curved sleeves and narrow ribbed cuffs for an elegant touch, while there’s also a more voluminous sweater made with premium lambswool.
The women may also enjoy a Jersey Tailored Jacket, worn as a co-ord with brush jersey pants, or paired with straight-cut denim pants. Over to accessories, the classic drawstring bag returns in a smaller size, alongside a practical backpack and casual mini messenger bag.
See some of the styled looks from the collection here —
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Uniqlo U 2023 Fall/Winter Collection, available from 6 October, Friday, at Orchard Central Global Flagship and ION Orchard, and online.