Uniqlo is bringing a lot of cozy knitwear onto our radars this fall, including the seriously affordable Uniqlo x Lemaire collection, launching in October. A few months back it was announced that former Hermès Creative Director Christopher Lemaire would be teaming up with the Japanese brand for a knitwear collection, but now we know exactly what will be in store for the debut.
Given that Uniqlo has participated in plenty of fashionable collabs in the past (including Carine Roitfeld and Jil Sanders), Lemaire's recruitment comes as no surprise. Getting Hermès-esque wares at a reasonable price, though – now that was unexpected.
As we saw with the ads last month, the collection will include plenty of cold-weather friendly oversized scarfs and cabin sweaters. The campaign photos have revealed that there will also be open cardigans, drapy dresses, capes, and color coordinated skirts and long sleeved shirts (winter co-ords, if you will). According to Racked, there will be 30 women's products and 25 men's products, if you're into that sorta thing.
Basic tops will start at $24.90 (yes, seriously), skirts are all priced $59.90, and dresses start at $49.90. Is your mind blown yet? The most expensive items are outerwear, which will range between $129.90 to $199. Given that the most pricey thing in the bunch is just shy of two hundred dollars, this collaboration is a lot more affordable than some of the buzzy designer collabs we've seen in the past, such as Alexander Wang for H&M, which priced up to $349.
"This collection is made for everybody," Lemaire explained in a statement. "We think it is accessible and comprehensive. The materials are soft and appealing. The collection focuses on the wearer, making it easy, we hope, for anyone to coordinate items simply and fashionably."
Cozy sweaters and baggy dresses all winter long? With this color palette, that's certainly easy to coordinate. Everything in collection is so easy to mix and match that the French designer definitely hit the nail on the head with this one.
If you need me, I'll be saving my pennies for this head-to-toe teal look that appears to be straight off the runway:
Let the shopping games commence.