Lemaire x Uniqlo Is Full of Chic, Cozy Knits

Get a sneak peek at the collection, set to hit stores in early October.
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Get a sneak peek at the collection, set to hit stores in early October.
A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

Uniqlo has released a sneak peak of Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran's capsule collection for the Japanese retailer, due to arrive in stores in early October. 

The initial images reveal soft knits in simple silhouettes. The aesthetic very much aligns with the fall 2015 Lemaire collection, the Paris-based designer's first since leaving his post as the creative director of Hermes.

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

The Uniqlo collaboration is a rare opportunity to get a piece of Lemaire's chic, timeless sensibility at an accessible price point — the collection tops out at about $200 with knits, jackets and outerwear as the most expensive categories. Lemaire's prices usually range between $400 to $700. 

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

"Lemaire is not a luxury brand," said Lemaire in a statement. "We try to do qualitative garments that will last. In this sense, that is also what Uniqlo is doing. Uniqlo challenges our conscientiousness as designers because we know we will dress many different people across the world. Therefore we have to be very attentive to proportions and style. This is a very interesting exercise. It has to fit everybody’s lifestyle and morphology without compromising the style."

The collection's features 30 pieces for women and 25 pieces for men in a neutral color palette and will truly cover all the basics — shirts, knits, dresses, pants, jackets, outerwear, pants and skirts. 

The French label's collection for the Japanese retailer follows similar collaborations with Pharrell Williams and Ines de la Fressange

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo

A look from Uniqlo and Lemaire's collaboration. Photo: Uniqlo