The reigning champions of the functional basic, Uniqlo have once again teamed up with Undercover to create a small capsule collection for autumn/winter 2012.
Jun Takahashi from Undercover has collaborated with the brand and the lookbook was shot by Tim Walker, the photographer known for his whimsical and fantastical aesthetic. The menswear and womenswear collections are comprised of a small selection of pieces that enhances Uniqlo’s signature style of practical and technological basics with an emphasis on functional materials. Undercover’s involvement pushes the collection in a more fashion forward direction that is still in-keeping with both brand’s aesthetics.
There seems to be particular care paid to the choice and mixing of fabrics in this collection, especially when considering the outerwear – which are typically made up of contrasting panels of leather and wool, or quilted down. The mixing of materials creates a point of interest and also helps to keep the price point lower than full leather construction.
Styling in the lookbook is fairly casual, with parkas teamed with shirts and boots for simple and effortless dressing – necessary in a capsule collection such as this. Cardigans worn over shirts and jeans can be dressed up or down depending on the choice of jacket; choose a quilted nylon jacket and scarf for casual autumn/winter layering or sleek leather to add some elegance to the outfit.
Fashionable basics are the key here and there is a surprisingly large amount of freedom when it comes to outfit building when sticking to this style – Uniqlo and Undercover are the perfect partners for this collection.