New York-based designer Alexander Wang and Japanese retail giant Uniqlo will release their third collaboration on November 7. The collection follows on from last year’s successful winter apparel line. (They first collaborated back in 2008 on a collection of dresses.)
This time around, the pair has created a line of summer basics. Wang will combine his minimalist signature style with Uniqlo’s AIRism fabric, which releases heat and moisture. The collection will include outerwear and innerwear for both men and women.
The 15-item collection will feature functional pieces that are as light on the body as they are on the wallet. The undergarments are streetwear-inspired and have been designed to mix and match with your regular wardrobe.
There’ll be loose-fitting T-shirts, low-back bodysuits and scoop-neck crop tops in pastel hues such as mint, sky blue and peach, as well as white, black and nude. Bike shorts, camisole vests, silky leggings and bras are available for women, and there’ll be men’s tanks, boxer briefs and crew shirts on offer, too. The garments are designed to be worn with everyday items, such as jeans, chunky sneakers or a cross-body bag.
Wang, renowned for his modern designs, launched his first range at the age of 21 after two years at a design school in New York. His label originally featured unisex knitwear but expanded to include both women’s and men’s ready-to-wear clothing.
The range is available online and in-store at Uniqlo Emporium and Chadstone in Melbourne, Mid City in Sydney and Queen Street in Brisbane.
This article was updated on October 9, 2019.