Clothes that let you breathe

fashion December 16, 2017 13:07

By The Nation

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Uniqlo is all set to launch its spring/summer 2018 U collection featuring a range of reinvented basics from the design team at the Uniqlo Paris R&D Centre led by artistic director Christophe Lemaire.

The new U collection will be available from January 26 at its stores and Uniqlo U takes the LifeWear range further towards tomorrow by bringing new ideas to design, patterns, fabric development, and sewing techniques. The collection features brilliant hues inspired by nature in slightly oversized styling for effortlessly relaxed silhouettes.

Key collection colours are sky and sea blue and forest and grass green. Orange and red accents, stripes and borders, and other elements broaden flexibility. An exciting addition to the women's line this season is an open collar shirt featuring thick stripes. A highlight of the men's range is a multicolour border T-shirt in heavyweight cotton.

This season’s line incorporates coats that offer exceptional water resistance, windproofing, and breathability. The women's blocktech short coat is both comfortable and stylish as townwear, employing a drawstring waist and a matte finish. The new men's blocktech coat employs chambray twill fabric that is water repellent and windproofed, combining a clean silhouette with excellent all-weather protection.

The Autumn/Winter 2017 items made with 3D U-Knit three-dimensional weaving technique proved incredibly popular, employing Wholegarment technology to enhance fit and comfort. The new range enhances the look and feel by adopting high twist cotton fabric in two new women's items; a 3D ribbed balloon sweater, with distinctive cuff and waist styling, and a 3D crew neck balloon dress, whose fit and flare silhouette enhances femininity.

Later in the season, Uniqlo plans to launch six new swimwear items that minimise seams to enhance comfort. They include a bandeau bikini with removable straps, a halter neck bikini for freer movement, and a bicolor bikini.

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