A meeting of minds

fashion February 14, 2018 14:09

By The Nation

Now in its ninth season, Uniqlo will launch the Ines de la Fressange 2018 spring/summer collection on February 23, with a full range of 82 items for women.



The collection is the fruit of a collaboration between Parisian chic icon Ines de la Fressange and Uniqlo Special Project Design Director Naoki Takizawa. The range emphasises the French designer’s belief that all women can wear clothes that are both seductive and comfortable.

Celebrating de la Fressange’s recollections of boating scenes and vibrant architecture during holidays in port towns around Europe, the range builds on her desire to offer wardrobe essentials that are also fashionable including pyjamas. 

The collection features cobalt blue and red and a variety of prints featuring borders, checks, dots, flowers, and star patterns. Her signature navy blue and indigo are also showcased in new ways.

Key items include gingham check cotton parkas, soft easy pants in delightful spring patterns, and 1960s-style cache-coeur dresses with ruffles. The effortless style extends to the elegantly relaxing pyjamas, which are in prints identical to those used in the collection’s tops, pants, and dresses.

After spending her childhood in the south of France, de la Fressange became an international fashion model in 1975. She was Chanel's star model from 1983 to 1990 and the muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld. In 2013, she launched her own brand, Ines de la Fressange Paris, and continues to embody modern Parisian chic as an art director.

Take a look at the special collection at www.Uniqlo.com/inesparis.