Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the start of a new era for womenswear with the launch of UNIQLO: C, a women’s collection created by acclaimed British fashion designer Clare Waight Keller. Waight Keller’s fluid designs, delicate use of color, and modern silhouettes bring to life a fresh new vision of UNIQLO LifeWear for customers.
The name UNIQLO: C was selected to reflect the many elements throughout the collection that are inspired by the letter C: Curiosity, Conversation, City, Clarity, Connection, and Creativity, as well as the designer’s name, Clare. The UNIQLO: C collection combines advanced techniques and sophisticated designs cultivated from Clare Waight Keller’s extensive experience, delivering comfort and functionality to fully support and align with people’s lives today. It is a collection where each piece feels tailor-made and where the joy of wearing refined, ready-to-wear intersects effortlessly with the ease and comfort of familiarity.
Yukihiro Katsuta, Fast Retailing Group Senior Executive Officer and Head of R&D for UNIQLO, commented, “UNIQLO : C marks an exciting new chapter in the design of UNIQLO women’s wear. I believe Clare’s wealth of experience and her designs that fully appreciate the modern woman will usher in a new standard of LifeWear for women. We hope to continue to work with Clare for a long time to come, creating collections full of energy and sensibility that will delight the wearer.”
Clare Waight Keller said: “I am honored to have been asked to create a new label for UNIQLO. I have long appreciated its LifeWear design philosophy of technical innovation and functional authenticity. I have always admired the Japanese aesthetic of subtlety, simplicity, and detailed perfection, so to be able work with the UNIQLO team to craft a new sensibility for my womenswear collection on such a global scale is a truly exciting opportunity.”
The classic trench coat is redefined in a four-season gabardine twill. PUFFTECH blousons and coats are warm yet lightweight, and the light down is specially treated with anti-static technology. Soft luster satin is heat-pressed to create the perfect knife-pleated maxi skirt. The trousers cut a casual attitude, while fluid skirts and dresses come in delicate micro-floral and paisley prints, which can be mixed and matched with a collection of relaxed sweaters and shrunken cardigans. UNIQLO’s iconic round shoulder bag comes in a chic, oversized version that can transport all your personal items. A variety of appealing shoes are also available to complete the style.