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.
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.
"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.