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Turns out we didn't have to go halfway around the world for a glimpse of Jil Sander's +J collection for Uniqlo after all. While we were busy staring at the menswear photos in Japanese men's mag Men's Non-No, Vogue ">was posting a preview of the womenswear—which is actually pretty androgynous. The magazine promises us
plenty of those Jil Sander–isms: masculine shirts with tiny, crisp collars; cuffed flannel pants; blazers with collar straps so they can be worn snugly buttoned up; and coats—many, many coats, something she was always so brilliant at—like those with button tab waists, or militaryesque double-breasted numbers. The twist is that Sander has also included teeny-tiny cotton skirts, and legging-pants to keep the look younger, sportier, less precious.The materials won't be as luxe as Sander's past collections, of course, but the colors—"gray, black, khaki, with the occasional splash of purple or pink"—will stay sophisticated. The collection hits stores sometime in October.
· Collabs: Preview Of Jil Sander For Uniqlo Menswear [Racked]
· The Gone but Never Forgotten Jil Sander Returns with Her First Uniqlo Collection [Vogue]