Jil Sander's +J collaboration with Uniqlo was so wildly successful that the pair is coming back for a repeat performance this spring. The line will be released here later this month, and again in March and April, but it had a preview in last night in Tokyo, and the wares are definitely brighter and shinier.
The insistence on quality that set the first +J/Uniqlo line apart from other collabs is still present in this incarnation. WWD reports that Sander was closely involved with fabric sourcing at Italian mills, and a large percentage of the collection is made from "tech satin," which is a blend of cotton and synthetic fibers. The collection includes a shiny, stand-up collar coat, a basic blazer, and shirts for women and men. There will be 60 pieces each for men and women, and the theme for the collection is "iconic simplicity" "natural nobility" and "clarity and lightness."
· Jil Sander Adds Shot of Color to +J Line [WWD, subscription required]