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The Uniqlo x Lemaire collection drops this October

Sweaters and loose cuts spell loungewear

By Andrea Tim | Published: 8 Jul 2015

Uniqlo and Lemaire
Photo: Uniqlo

When the Uniqlo and Lemaire collaboration was announced, we didn't think that it was going to have as many as 30 womenswear and 25 menswear pieces. A sneak peek of the collaboration was released, which featured a winter-friendly (and knitwear-heavy) theme. Not that Malaysia has that much of a change in seasons, but typical office building temperatures should be suitable enough for us to want to snuggle in every single piece.

Christophe Lemaire and co-creative director Sarah-Linh Tran's designs for the Japanese retailer echoed the Lemaire Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, which also featured oversized coats and knitwear.

(Photo: Uniqlo)

"A good wardrobe is made of clothes that you can combine 50 different ways," Sarah-Linh told WWD of the versatile collection, which is made up of mostly single colours – red, black, navy, khaki and cream – with the odd couple of striped pieces.

"We referred to it as the 'in-and-out' project," Christophe added, "meaning the idea of clothes that are both comfortable and elegant."

Uniqlo and Christophe Lemaire launches this October. Prices range from €19.90 (approx. RM85) to €179.90 (approx. RM755). Uniqlo's senior VP of global research and design Yukihiro Katsuta hinted that the collaboration will continue beyond next autumn, so don't close your books on them yet, even after you've shopped the store clean.

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