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JW Anderson’s New Uniqlo Collection Is British Gorpcore

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For his fourth collaboration with Uniqlo, Irish-born designer Jonathan Anderson is bringing the great British outdoors to a global audience. In the past, Anderson has translated the traditions of his homeland for the modern-day consumer, with tartan puffer coats, Brighton beach stripes, and slick trench coats. This time around, he’s tackling athleisure, but instead of drawing inspiration from the world of sports, he took as his starting point the town of St. Ives in Cornwall, England — a seaside destination once known for its fishing industry.

All the Anderson staples are there: plaids, soft sweaters, and yes, puffers, too. But the silhouettes are inspired by British workwear garments, military parkas, checked wool blankets, fishermen’s jumpers, kilts, corduroys and Shetland wool. Anderson has also worked with Uniqlo to include LifeWear pieces like leggings and lined pants — ideal for hiking the cliffs of Cornwall, or the hills of Prospect Park. The colors are also a reflection of the landscape, and perfect for fall wherever you are, with burnt yellows, reds, and oranges.

“Like all the seasons I’ve done with Uniqlo, it’s always interesting to see the collection evolve through the meetings with the teams and see it really become this amalgamation of Lifewear and JW Anderson,” Anderson said in a release. “I liked this idea of pops of color to make the heritage British patterns and colors feel a bit more modern.” See our favorites from the fall 2019 Uniqlo x JW Anderson collection, below.

Printed Fleece Hoodie

Available in sizes XXS-XXL.

Turtleneck Sweater

Available in sizes XS-XL.

Pleated Skirt

Available in sizes 0-12.

AIRism Half-Zip Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Available in sizes XXS-XL.

AIRism Leggings

Available in sizes XXS-XL.

Reversible Down Jacket

Available in sizes XXS-XL.

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The Best Pieces From Uniqlo’s JW Anderson Collaboration