We already knew Vena Cava was designing a capsule collection for Uniqlo--designers Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock let that juicy tidbit slip at Fashion Group International’s panel on entrepreneurship back in February. But today brings word that New York designers Charlotte Ronson and Costello Tagliapietra will also be among the nine collaborators taking part in the Japan-based retailer's Designers Invitation Project (the others are Zechia, Tiny Dinosaur, Suzuki Takayuki, Theatre Products, Nine and Double Standard Clothing).
Each designer will produce a six-piece capsule collection for Uniqlo, with each item retailing for just $29.99 WWD is reporting. Costello Tagliapietra's collection hits stores on April 21, Charlotte Ronson's on May 5, and Vena Cava's on May 12. The collections will be available through May 21.
Ronson's collection--the only collection we've seen glimpses of--has a casual nautical feel that's making us crave warmer temps. “I usually do a lot more wovens, so it was nice to work around lots of different jerseys," Ronson told WWD. "The feel was a seaside retreat, with coastal countryside as well as nautical influences and whimsical prints.” According to Style.com, Ronson's capsule includes a striped lace-up tank dress, a striped boatneck three-quarter-sleeve drawstring waist dress, a sailboat print halter and a t-shirt dress with a henley front.
Click through for another look from Ronson's collection for Uniqlo.