Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander is back (and looks amazing)



Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

I was brutally critical of the last Uniqlo X Jil Sander collection. I tried on a few pieces in store, found the cut and quality lacking and didn’t give it a second chance. That was 11 years ago. Now it’s time for Uniqlo +J mark two.

The men’s and women’s collection launches in stores and online on 12th November and looks flawless. Prices range from £24.90 to £299. My standouts are the Hybrid Down Short Coat (£159.90) and Hybrid Down Jacket (£109.90), the Cashmere Blend Collarless Coat (£199.90), the Fine Gauge Cashmere Crew Neck (£89.90) and the Supima Cotton Stand Collar Shirt (£34.90). The trousers sound promising but I can’t see them properly on the model.

Interesting, but not altogether surprising that there’s no athleisure or ‘bleisure‘ (business-leisure) wear included, as while they may be Covid-relevant, sweats were never a Sander thing. But overall it looks timeless and well made and should chime with the current ‘elevated basics’ zeitgeist.

See the collection preview here*.

Jil Sander is back designing for the high street

Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander
Uniqlo +J Jil Sander

 

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IMAGES: Uniqlo +J by Jil Sander
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Shop the post: AMI Paris womenswear AW20



AMI Paris AW20 womenswear

I’ve spent a good few years fawning over AMI Paris’s menswear, so it’s great to see the fully realised womenswear come to pass. This sort of ‘vetements‘ offering is what the French do really well. The perfect trouser, blazer, sweater etc to create your basic ‘garconne‘ wardrobe to personalise as you see fit. Watch out A.P.C!

Of particular interest to me is the outerwear. This shearling-trimmed wool aviator jacket* has really nice proportions and fabrics. I also like the heavyweight lumberjack shirt-jacket* and the boxy sweats. I find clean-cut hoodies in thick, weighty fabrics like this are hard to come by in womenswear. And instead of those chunky loafers above, I would be inclined to wear the white high-tops with everything.

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IMAGE:  AMI Paris
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Remember Mahabis? They’re back



Good to see the return (and improvement of) the OG Mahabis slippers.

These were all over my social media back in the early days and a huge hit with stay-at-home millennials. Until an unfortunate blip in 2018 sent the company hurtling into administration, to be rescued by Simba Sleep founder, James Cox.

Now the original slipper design has been revived as the ‘Curve’ model, a return to Mahabis’ signature silhouette with contrasting rubber sole and toe detail (although alas, the sole isn’t detachable this time).

Mahabis slippers - new Curve style

Of course, slippers – or ‘indoor shoes’ as Mahabis call them – are all the rage in Covid times, which means there’s mucho competition from Birkenstocks, Uggs, and *grits teeth* Crocs. But these are a more classically handsome slipper shape, albeit a contemporary one. The slipper itself is made from ‘REWOOLY’, a sustainable textile made using 50% compacted woollen fibres, with a pure 100% organic wool lining. Complementing the muted upper is a contrasting or neutral-coloured rubber sole that extends to hug the toe, protecting from scuffs and bumps.

Other improvements – an inner removable foot bed to support the sole, and a wider last than previously to allow feet to expand. An elastic ‘heel cradle’ means it transforms from a classic slipper to a backless slip-on. The slippers are made in Portugal and all major suppliers work in a safe environment and are paid a fair wage.

Mahabis Curve
Mahabis Curve
Mahabis Curve

At £99, the price for the Mahabis Curve is a bit higher than I expected. (The classic style is £79 by comparison.) But it’s actually in line with the competition and it is a part of the post-Covid zeitgeist. It looks good, it does good and I expect it will do very well this winter. Buy it here

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IMAGES: Mahabis Curve slippers
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New look Harper’s Bazaar



Harper's Bazaar relaunch edited by Samira Nasr

New look Harper’s Bazaar has just been revealed. It will be a while before it arrives in the UK but so far I’m loving the energy. Here’s cover girl Liya Kebede styled by Ludivine Poiblanc wearing AW20 Hermès for starters (above) and do checkout editor Samira Nasr’s wonderful behind the scenes film over on Insta.

Harper's Bazaar relaunch edited by Samira Nasr

P.S. If you’re one of the few freaks and weirdos who still cares about fashion printed matter, you might appreciate this New York Times story on the International Library for Fashion Research.

P.P.S The Hymag magazine collection (the worlds biggest magazine collection) could do with your attention too.

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IMAGE: Christopher Anderson for Harper’s Bazaar
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