Last Wednesday, August 31, Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO redefines what classics are with the launch of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Dubbed Today’s Classics, the new collection of LifeWear is filled with wardrobe staples that have been reinvented to adapt to the needs of today’s lifestyle.
“There is a reason why our LifeWear pieces such as the tweed jacket, trench coat, or cashmere sweater are loved through the years. They are designed well and effectively serve their purpose. UNIQLO, however, believes that even these classics can evolve with the times. That’s the inspiration behind this season’s collection,” says Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines’ COO.
For Fall/Winter 2022, UNIQLO has designed warmer and lighter jackets, water-repellent coats, and knitwear made using *WHOLEGARMENT® technology. Emphasizing sustainability, this new collection features denims that require much less water during production, and jackets and fleeces made from recycled plastic bottles.
*WHOLEGARMENT is a registered trademark of SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD.
Below are some of the highlights of Today’s Classics:
UNIQLO has expanded its collection of outerwear to suit a wide range of lifestyles and settings, from shirt jackets to chic wool coats.
Women’s Ultra Light Down Jacket
The Ultra Light Down Jacket has been redesigned to make it more fashionable. Now lighter and softer but still durable, the water-repellent coating protects the wearer from rainy days, while the pocketable feature allows it to be stored when not in use.
Women’s Corduroy Cropped Jacket
The cropped length in a boxy fit gives this jacket a sleek look, but the relaxed fit and dropped shoulders make it cozy to wear. Its classic corduroy fabric is washed for a softer look.
Women’s Fluffy Yarn Fleece
This is the ultimate in coziness: the fuzzy fleece is made with long-pile yarn for a warm, light, and soft feel with a natural stretch. The length extends to the hips for added warmth and coverage.
Men’s MA-1 Blouson
This wardrobe essential comes in a modern silhouette with classic details. Its voluminous and relaxed fit is complemented by its lightweight yet durable nylon twill outer layer. The water-repellent coating protects the wearer from the rain.
Men’s Over Shirt Jacket (Jersey)
The workwear-style texture gives the jacket a rugged look, but the comfortable and lightweight jersey fabric features a loose-fitting cut for a relaxed fit.
Men’s Utility Parka
The parka has been updated for a more relaxed and casual fit. Its design is practical with five pockets at the waist, chest, and the interiors.
Continually evolving knitwear is a UNIQLO masterpiece. This season, the highest quality has been achieved by employing the latest in knitting technologies, further refining the silhouette and enhancing comfort.
Women’s 3D Knit Cotton Dolman Long Sleeve Sweater
The 100% cotton sweater is gentle on the skin. It features textured knitting and a stylish silhouette, with dolman sleeves for added volume.
Women’s 3D Knit Cotton Crew Neck Half Sleeve Sweater
This sweater is made with 100% cotton and is designed with a relaxed fit and voluminous sleeves. The stylish straight fit with slits at the sides promises a comfortable fit around the waist. This garment can go from dressy to casual depending on the styling.
Women’s Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Half Sleeve Short Sweater
This piece is made with extra fine Merino wool for a glossy sheen and smooth feel. The sleek wide-ribbed fabric skims the lines of the body, while the short length gives a balanced style.
Men’s Middle Gauge Knitted Crew Neck Vest
The vest features a thick yarn that produces a light and comfortable feel. This garment changes its style depending on the size. Wear the usual size for a neat look, or go for a bigger version for a casual style.
Men’s Extra Fine Merino Crew Neck Long Sleeve Sweater
This classic item uses extra fine Merino wool for a premium and smooth touch. The knit has been updated to make the sweater look more beautiful.
This season, UNIQLO focuses on trendy and fresh-style wide pants. The wide range of variations and styles includes everything from clean-looking pleated pants to casual baggy jeans.
Women’s Drape Flared Pants
These pants are made from crepe fabric with an elegant drape and the center pleats create a flattering effect. They are wrinkle-resistant for easy care.
Women’s Corduroy Wide Pants
The supple, fine-wale corduroy has a high-waisted and wide-leg cut for a flattering effect. Its silky sheen also adds an elegant touch.
Women’s Baggy Jeans
The jeans showcase the authentic look of rigid denim even if it’s made with 100% cotton. Its full-length inseam and double-needle stitching create a leg-flattering effect.
Men’s Pleated Tapered Pants
UNIQLO updated its Pleated Tapered Pants with a new wide cut. The pants also come in a warm fabric while its pleats create a relaxed feel and an elegant drape.
Men’s Wide Fit Work Pants
Its design is based on classic painter pants, in a wide fit for casual styling. The moleskin fabric creates a warm and casual feel.
SPORT UTILITY WEAR
Sport Utility Wear is designed for today’s varied and ever-changing active lifestyles. The pieces are designed with functionality and style in mind, so they can be worn during sports, outdoors, and even as everyday wear.
Women’s Dry Sweat Cropped Full Zip Hoodie
UNIQLO combined polyester and rayon to create a sweatshirt with a comfortable fit and a high-quality, durable texture. The loose-fitting silhouette and cropped length give it a versatile and casual feel. DRY technology wicks moisture away from the skin and dries it quickly.
Women’s Ultra Stretch Active Jogger Pants
These high-performance pants are quick-drying and allow easy movement. The crisp fabric flatters the body’s contours and the sleek cut is flattering.
Men’s Sweat Full Zip Long Sleeve Hoodie
The hoodie is updated with a trim design and a fabric that is less prone to shedding. Its relaxed fit is roomy around the shoulders and chest to make it a great outer layer.
Men’s DRY-EX Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt
The performance shirt has ergonomic mesh holes for greater breathability. It is a great choice for sportswear: the raglan sleeves make it easier to move during sports, while the underarm paneling was removed to minimize seam contact with the skin.
HEATTECH is made with bio-warming material, providing warmth without the bulk. It also uses technology to convert body moisture into heat, keeping the wearer comfortable during the cold season.
Women’s HEATTECH Ultra Stretch High Rise Leggings Pants
These leggings feature a warm brushed lining with HEATTECH technology for comfort and a high-rise design that works well with a cropped top or with a top tucked-in. It also has a pocket, a stitch work, and buttons expertly designed for a pants-like look.
Women’s HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Slim Jeans
UNIQLO’s HEATTECH Ultra Stretch Slim Jeans has an updated fabric for a more authentic denim look while keeping the roomy fit around the waist with its warm brushed HEATTECH lining.
Men’s HEATTECH Warm Lined Pants
These pants are lined with HEATTECH fleece for softness and warmth and have practical zippered seam pockets for convenience. It is also updated with a sleeker cut, an easy waist buckle, and a water repellent coating.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
UNIQLO’s special collections and collaborations showcase how the innovative, forward-thinking principles of LifeWear meet the signature styles and perspectives of the world’s best designers and fashion brands.
Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team in Paris reimagine everyday clothing using innovative materials and contemporary silhouettes. These LifeWear essentials are designed with the highest precision in the pursuit of a simplified and modern wardrobe.
UK-born fashion designer Hana Tajima is changing the way women dress all over the world with her designs that channel refined elegance and effortless comfort. This season features elegant forms and soft silhouettes in dresses with simple yet iconic stylings.
Ines de la Fressange
Ines de la Fressange embodies modern Parisian chic in her collections. This season brings effortless French style to the world through the idea of the uniform, an eternal standard in fashion and one of de la Fressange’s essential styles.
JW Anderson is regarded as one of London’s most innovative and forward-thinking brands. For Fall/Winter 2022, the two brands were inspired by the season in the British countryside. Think comfortable, worn, and cozy.
From the original art of the Pop Art movement to legendary manga and streetwear gods, the UT Archive lineup offers revived t-shirts that reflects the origins of a diverse array of cultures and artists.
And that’s it for today.
For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph and download the UNIQLO APP via Google Play Store or Apple Store.
’til next time!