Jil Sander Is Restarting Her Collaboration With Uniqlo

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  1. bc collector

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    Win-win situation.
     
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    the nail in the coffin for Jil Sander (the brand).
     
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    Wonderful news! I can understand why it was so tempting for her to come back to her own brand and quit Uniqlo back in 2012, but I think her work at Uniqlo at the time was actually much more exciting and relevant for her and the world, and I felt like there was much more left for her to say with the +J line. I'm glad she gets a second chapter with them and I'm super happy that I can get new additions for my wardrobe. I still wear pieces from her 2011 collection and they still look great!
     
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    August 2020: Jil Sander *comes back*
    September 2020: Jil Sander *leaves*
     
  7. bc collector

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    But, no. This time, Bertelli is not around.
     
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    There is a feature and interview with Jil in Uniqlo's free print magalog that is in stores now. It has photos of two items.

    You can read it here
     
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    Wonderful. I missed the opportunity to buy anything the first time!
     
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    lauralynn025 le monde est à moi

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    So happy!!

    My bank account won’t be happy though lol
     
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    I hope the men's looks will be as strong as this women's preview! I will buy anything Jil throws at me, to be honest. These days, there is very little clothes with actual design incorporated into it, so I'd better get it while I can.
     
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    To be honest, I adore her collections for Uniqlo. I think it's even better than Lemaire's. This is more sophisticated and grown-up which is so wonderful.
     
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    Her pragmatic and minimalist approach works wonders in Uniqlo. I am wondering if it would be possible for her to produce archive under Uniqlo?
     
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    They did it in 2015 already, when they rerun a series of pieces from her first collections.
     
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    I'm actually curious to see if the breaking news of this new +J collection will affect the next Uniqlo U's performance: I've seen the new look-book and it does look less interesting than the previous ones, except for a few pieces (I'm talking menswear here)
    My guess is many customers, especially those with a budget, will hold on til +J comes out.
     
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    Oh wow! She did say how much she loved collaborating with Uniqlo in a recent interview, how it was a perfect balance between reaching the masses and keeping quality of the textiles, which is one of the most, if not the most, important aspect of a Jil Sander garment. She also said she still had ideas to show to the world, not surprising this comeback... Hope it lasts and that I can buy me something.
     
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    Lemaire's U collection is out on 9/17 and +J is released in October. Lemaire's collections have included knits that look like they snag easily so they have not appealed to me. The new U collection looks quite oversized and seems to make a play for Entireworld's sweatshirt/sweatpants fans.


    Occasionally you can find NWT versions of the older +J pieces on resale sites however the down pieces can sometimes go for a 2X time previous retail. They seem to be the most sought after.
     
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    I get the feeling it might create some disharmony between Uniqlo's plans with Lemaire's line for sure. I had the impression the last few years had seen some compromises in quality and the latest upcoming collection definitely looks a lot more 'basic' than the past seasons. The knitwear is mostly wool blended with polyester and acrylic, how does that make sense when even the main Uniqlo collection employs 100% merino, lambswool or cashmere for their classic items when Uniqlo U was supposed to be the halo collection of the brand? I get the feeling +J might end up becoming the successor for Uniqlo U if it performs significantly better (which I suppose, it will)
     
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    Amazing news! Knowing how well some of the pieces from the 2015 reissue are made, I hope this new iteration would be at least of the same quality. Knowing Jil, it would be.

    A place holder has been created in Uniqlo's site:

    https://www.uniqlo.com/plusj/20fw/us/en/
     
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