Designer collaborations are quickly taking over the fashion industry (if they haven’t done so already) and with good reason: We love it when creatives work together. Earlier this season, Y/Project teamed up with Uggs to create the ever-elusive thigh-high Ugg boot, and Michael Halpern tapped Christian Louboutin to help him create footwear for Halpern Fall 2018. Just like peanut butter and jelly, collaborating in fashion has proven not only to be a delicious concept, but one that simply works well.
So it’s no wonder that UNIQLO—whose past collaborators include JW Anderson, Carine Roitfeld, Kim Jones, and Jil Sander—has just announced a new partnership with German designer Tomas Maier for a collection set to debut Spring 2018. The range is for UNIQLO's LifeWear, which will include pieces for both men and women. It will infuse the ideas of “time off” and “escape,” all that’s needed for a chic summer vacay, really.
Maier, whose eponymous line is known for beautifully synchronizing simplicity and sophistication in his designs, stated in a press release that he hopes the collab will “help people to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.” Sign us up ASAP, please.
Considering that both comfort and quality are a huge part of the UNIQLO brand identity, teaming up with tomas maier was a natural (and pretty much perfect) choice. While there’s isn’t an exact release date up as of yet, we’ll be here responding to emails and dreaming of summer.
More details on the upcoming tomas maier and Uniqlo collection coming soon. Watch UNIQLO's interview with Tomas Maier, below.