Carine Roitfeld for Uniqlo lands in stores this week!
And it's 100 per cent what you'd expect from the former Vogue Paris editor and Tom Ford muse: a restrained capsule of slimline pencil skirts, man-style shirts (best left sexily undone), lace camisoles, cigarette pants and (faux) leather. The palette is, predictably, mostly black, with grey, khaki and a delciate take on camo print thrown in for good measure.
To help us all deal with the agony of anticipation over the next 48 hours, Uniqlo have released this short film showing Carine Roitfeld herself eyeing off the finished product:
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Rush to the Sydney or Melbourne stores on Thursday October 29 (the queues are most likely going to be epic) or set your browser for uniqlo.com/au to buy online. In the meantime, check out key pieces from the collection and read our original story with all the details below.
Earlier this year we feverishly reported on Carine Roitfeld's proposed line for Japanese retail giant Uniqlo. The French super stylist's full range isn't expected in stores until October, but we can reveal a sneak peek of her line with the official campaign shots below, featuring a mini-me model complete with Roitfeld's insouciant stare and kohl-rimmed eyes.
The collaboration, which is expected to hit stores in October, will fall within Uniqlo's LifeWear category of quality comfort dressing. How Roitfeld's sexy high-fashion aesthetic will translate to casual basics is anyone's guess - and Roitfeld isn't giving much away just yet.
"I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear, a woman's ideal of clothes that make her feel transformed when she wears them," she has said in a release.
Uniqlo has form when it comes to snaring high-end designers to collaborate with, from Jil Sander to Helmut Lang to Christophe Lemaire, who is also due to release a collection with the brand this year. Their last collaboration was with another French style icon - Ines de la Fressange. Personally, we can't wait to see what Roitfeld comes up with.
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