After the massive success of its two collaborative Lemaire capsule collections and the first iteration of Uniqlo U — a more permanent line for which Christophe Lemaire is the artistic director — which debuted last fall, the second Uniqlo U collection is officially here.
While it includes a decent amount of the knitwear and outerwear Lemaire fans have been quick to embrace throughout this Uniqlo partnership, there are also, naturally, a few springier options. (See: short-sleeve sweaters, tunics and blouses, as well as lightweight shirting and trousers, chic off-the-shoulder leotards and sweet, summery dresses and skirts.) The first drop hits Uniqlo.com on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and select Uniqlo stores on Thursday, Feb. 16.
For the first time, Uniqlo U is also introducing swimwear, and though it won't be available to shop until April, you can bet I will be scooping up that off-the-shoulder one-piece in every last color the moment it hits shelves. Tops are $19.90, bottoms $9.90, and one-pieces are $29.90.
Uniqlo also announced that Uniqlo U — which is designed at the company's Paris R&D (research and development) Center — now has a greater focus on "innovation" and will serve as a testing ground for Uniqlo's designers to experiment with new materials, techniques and shapes. This suggests that the pieces designed for Uniqlo U may inform what we see throughout Uniqlo moving forward, which certainly can't be a bad thing.
See the Uniqlo U spring 2017 look book images below.
And see some individual women's products from the first delivery, with prices, here: