MANILA, Philippines – Uniqlo’s latest collaboration with famed designer Alexander Wang has arrived in Philippine shores.
The Japanese retail giant’s partnership with the Taiwanese-American designer comes in the form of sleek, futuristic and sporty innerwear made with its propietary Heattech fabric.
Reflecting the designer’s distinct, urban-influenced style, the collaboration includes bodysuits, leggings, t-shirts, bras, briefs, tank tops and more in a Wang’s signature black, a neutral palette – plus a striking neon green.
While designed for retaining heat in colder climes, pieces from the collection can also be worn on its own.
“We thought this could be a great concept where we think about how to marry the two ideas: Heattech and underwear,” Wang told Vogue.
“[Heattech] is something that I’ve always been very inspired by, by the advancement and innovation in fabrication. I wanted to think about it in a way where even if it wasn’t just worn on the inside – if you wore it as a top as something to lounge around in – you feel like there’s a style, an aesthetic that could stand on its own.”
This is not Wang’s first collaboration with Uniqlo though. The latest collection comes 10 years after their 2008 partnership.
See the Autumn/Winter 2018 collection below – available in 20 countries and all Uniqlo Philippines stores starting November 9.
Photos from the Uniqlo and Alexander Wang special website.
* Available in neon green
Uniqlo has previously partnered with the likes of Jonathan Anderson (of J.W. Anderson) and Christophe Lemaire (formerly of Hermès) – the latter of which now serves as artistic director of the Paris R&D center and the popular Uniqlo U line.
Alexander Wang is the creative director of his eponymous label and has previously worked in Balenciaga until 2015, preceding its current creative director, Demna Gvasalia. – Rappler.com