Following the success of his collaborations with Uniqlo last fall and spring, Christophe Lemaire was hired by the global brand as its official artistic director earlier this summer. With the new role, Lemaire now leads a research and development center in Paris to create an entirely new line called Uniqlo U. His debut collection for fall was just unveiled and is set to hit stores and online on Friday, Oct. 14.
Though Uniqlo U follows the retailer's philosophy behind its LifeWear line of high-quality and comfortable basics, the new collection aims to be more elevated and innovative —whether its through fabric choice, silhouettes or details.
For women, Lemaire has designed 50 different pieces, including outerwear, sweaters, tops, skirts, dresses and pants. (The men's range features 34 items.) From those offerings, standouts include Uniqlo U's knitwear — lambswool crewneck sweaters and cashmere turtlenecks, for instance — and outerwear, such as puffer jackets and military-style coats. The entire collection, which is priced between $14.90 and $179.90, is available in a variety of colors, like muted tones of white, black, deep red, dark blue, brown and olive green.
If you've been holding out on your fall wardrobe shopping, we suggest you sit tight until this collection arrives in October. Click through the gallery below to see Uniqlo U's campaign images, as well as the entire women's collection and pricing for fall 2016.