As UNIQLO and JW Anderson embark on their sixth year of creative synergy, the spring-summer 2023 collection emerges with an aesthetic homage to “A sporting way of life.” This dynamic partnership marries JW Anderson’s contemporary interpretation of British sartorial sensibilities with the rich heritage of traditional sports in British universities—a bold and athletic reimagining of timeless wardrobe essentials.
The collection harmoniously fuses UNIQLO’s LifeWear philosophy with athletic references from badminton, rugby, tennis, and rowing. A standout piece, the classic tailored jacket fashioned from AirSense, draws inspiration from the vintage sports jackets synonymous with rowing teams. Jonathan Anderson explained, “We really wanted to include the vintage sports jackets associated with rowing teams in this collection. We then wanted to introduce a new take on this classic jacket, reworking it into a more lightweight iteration by using modern, technical fabrics and execution.”
The UNIQLO x JW Anderson collection offers a versatile lineup of garments. The range caters to various sartorial preferences, from casual printed short-sleeve shirts and pocket t-shirts to utility shorts and a color-blocked parka. This union of style and sport breathes life into a modern yet classic wardrobe that is as fashionable as it is functional.