In case you weren't already obsessed with +J for Uniqlo, here are the latest images from the Spring 2011, which hits stores on January 26. Isabeli Fontana is one of our favorites regardless, but we love when she goes androgynous. Click through for more images from the campaign.
We're still sad that Jil Sander and Uniqlo are ending their collaboration, but new images of Arizona Muse sporting the +J fall/winter 2011 collection are making us feel a little bit better. Uniqlo launched this special website for the last +J collection ever complete with intense piano music, a slideshow and collection details.
In a way, we're glad Uniqlo and Jil Sander ended with fall/winter. +J outerwear has always been really strong and this collection looks to be no exception. It hits stores September 7, which is two weeks from today, so you might want to get in line soon.
Click through for some fantastic women's coats, via Cadmus Family.
Isabeli Fontana stars in Donna Karan's fall 2011 campaign, shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. I love the story in this campaign--Fontana is a high powered high profile New York exec whose life includes running between testifying in court, rushing her kid to school and attending a fancy gala. Kinda different from Fontana's real life story right now--though she's still under scrutiny.
As Japanese basics purveyor Uniqlo has expanded into markets beyond Asia, it's made a concerted effort to take things to a higher level, at least when it comes to design. The brand's first big campaign here in the US included scenesters like Chloe Sevigny and Kim Gordon. Uniqlo quickly became the poor man's APC, or the cool guy's Gap, however you want to look at it.
But that was in 2007, before the recession hit. Now, being cool isn't as important as being beloved by the masses. Uniqlo's taking a cue from competitor Gap, releasing a "Made For All" campaign starring international celebrities Charlize Theron and Orlando Bloom.
The campaign makes sense. Uniqlo's mission is to provide well-made, good-looking clothes to everyone. But are Charlize and Orlando the right ambassadors? We're not so sure. When we think of innate style, they're not the first celebs that come to our minds.