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Coming soon: Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan

Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan

There’s something about the French Uniqlo collabs that really hit the mark for me. The Ines de la Fressange collections are consistently good and the Lemaire ones have some great knitwear and bold colour pieces. Just arrived at Colette is a Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan collaboration which should be landing soon in international Uniqlo stores.

As well as printed T-shirts, there’s also a tote that’s printed and embroidered in homage to Le-Tan’s signature embroidered milk carton bags. Some of the embroidery has been carried out by displaced women in Malaysia and Afghanistan as part of Uniqlo’s tie-in with UNHCR, the U.N.’s refugee agency.

“We first starting working on T-shirts and then someone who specifically works in that division at Uniqlo asked me to participate in the program. I asked for it to support women specifically and selected a few geographical regions that are good with embroidery,” says Le-Tan.

As well as the tote, my favourite is the book printed tee. Look out for the limited edition Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan line coming to 17 countries, including France, Belgium, Russia, Japan, South Korea, the UK and Germany.

Book print tee by Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan
Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan
Uniqlo X Olympia Le-Tan

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: WWD
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Uniqlo X Lemaire’s final collection is here

Uniqlo X Lemaire lifewear spring 16

The final drop of Uniqlo Lemaire is poised and ready to land in store on March 18th. It’s as clean-lined and muted-hued as you’d expect from the Lemaire duo, with the odd pop of pale yellow or chilli red. (more…)

What to buy from Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo SS16

Ines de la Fressange X Uniqlo

Ines de la Fressange continues to crank out accessible Parisian classics for Uniqlo. In the latest collection I’ve spotted a great grey sweatshirt*, the perfect indigo jeans*, a very nice blue Oxford shirt and countless iterations of slim-leg chinos. There’s also a long sleeve prairie dress that I can’t image Ines (or me) wearing but it’s super-cool nevertheless.

If you want easy basics under £50 and have similarly Ines-like proportions (all the cuts do seem very slim and the trousers tend to be quite low waisted), then have a nose below…

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*Update: Grrr, a couple of things are now sold out online but hopefully are still stocked in store. Otherwise, well y’know, eBay…?

WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl
IMAGES: Uniqlo

Muji – the regeneration

Muji New York Flagship on 5th Avenue

Before Uniqlo there was Muji, an emporium of well-made Japanese utilitarian basics where I religiously stocked up on winter camisoles (until they tweaked the ones I loves and I defected to HeatTech). Over the years Muji’s clothing offer has been sidelined by the might of Uniqlo, but it’s fighting back with its New York super store. (more…)