Ooh La La! Uniqlo And Former French Vogue Editor Carine Roitfeld Announce Collaboration

Ooh La La! Uniqlo Collaborates With Carine Roitfeld


by Hannah Almassi |
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Ooh la la! Japanese megalith Uniqlo is about to (potentially) have a trés saucy French-over thanks to a forthcoming collaboration with Carine Roitfeld. In October this year the Parisian editrix with the closet chock-full of va-va-voom-ish skin-tight pencil skirts, lace-up OTK boots, and unbuttoned-to-there blouses shall be teaming up with the high street’s most forward-thinking purveyor of wardrobe pillars.

“I feel joy at creating new mode expressions. I am constantly asking myself what these are, and creating new clothing within the Uniqlo LifeWear concept is a great challenge. I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself, and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear, a woman’s ideal of clothes that make her feel transformed when she wears them,” says Carine, founder and editor-in-chief of CR book.

LifeWear is the store's innovative collection of everyday pieces that work in extraordinary ways: high tech developments are the name of the game. For example lightweight jackets that keep you warm when you’re cold and cool when you’re hot, ultra-stretch jeans that don’t sag… Whilst Carine may have a penchant for corsetry, leather and lace, she is also well versed in the virtues of a signature style - not to mention re–wearing quality pieces, a viewpoint that Uniqlo also firmly believe in.

[Images - Rex]
[Images - Rex]

Here’s what we imagine: snug, slinky jerseys to wear with fitted skirts rendered in moody autumnal tones, mannish coats that can be belted at the waist to scult the all-important curves of Carine’s recognisable silhouette, boyish tailored shirts to be worn as dishevelled and undone as her smudgy kohl and bedhead locks…

All will be revealed when the 40 items hit a selection of global flagship stores later this year. Basic has never sounded so damn sexy.

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