Saturday, October 4, 2014

AMW Reports: Uniqlo x Ines De La Fressange Collection Launch

Uniqlo - my to-go-to shopping place when I want to update my casual, basic wardrobe.  Who would've thought a collaboration would change the way I perceive Uniqlo?  Suddenly, I think about Paris, France --- the Fashion Capital of the World!

Uniqlo x Ines De La Fressange Collection

Who is Ines De La Fressange?

"Born in France into an aristocratic family, Ines de la Fressange grew to be a fashion model, becoming Chanel's star model from 1983 to 1990, and the muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld. In 1989 she was chosen by the French government as the likeness for a bust of Marianne, the symbol of the French Republic.

Today Ines is active as a designer, journalist, author, and fashion consultant, and in 2010 was selected as a member of L'Oréal's "Dream Team." Her book Parisian Chic has been translated into 17 languages, with more than a million copies sold worldwide.

In 2013 Ines re-launched her own brand, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS, and is closely involved as creative director. The luxury lifestyle brand includes a wide range of products to create a truly Parisian style, from ready-to-wear apparel to interior decorations."

 During the launch, I learned this was a second collaboration with Ines as part of the Fall Winter 2014 collection.  The first collaboration was Spring Summer 2014. 

Though this collection definitely screams Winter and we don't have that!  I still appreciate Uniqlo Philippines for bringing this collection in as most Filipinos now are into traveling and buying comfortable travel clothes perfect for the cooler weather is a bit difficult int he past!  I had to rummage through my "box of winter clothes" when I used to work in China and those scream: "OUTDATED"!  

During the launch, I was able to get up close and personal with the collection and I'm glad they included European fabrics like "tweed" which is very fashionable yet so difficult to find!  Adding to the collection are gorgeous coats, jackets and long-sleeved top that are very fashionable yet basic at the same time.  I mean who has unlimited funds to shop for cooler weather clothing? (Not me for sure!)  So I'm glad the collection kept the basic colors that we can mix and match with our current outfit.

I will attach the better photos for you to check out what you can expect from this collection!  According to Design Director Naoki Takizawa:  “Like the streets of Paris, where novelty and beauty can be found in the constant blending of diverse elements throughout the city’s long history, this is a collection of essential apparel that quietly radiates through the styling. It is clothing that is simple, but with playfulness that prompts a smile. It is clothing that brings you back to your natural self just by wearing it. Talking with Ines, I begin to see clothing that anticipates the next era. It then starts to overlap with UNIQLO’s LifeWear concept."

Cotton Lawn Print Shirt (\P1,490),Soft Tweed Jacket (P3,990),Corduroy Skirt (P1,490),
Wool Blend Pea Coat (P6,990),Cotton Check Shirt (P1,490),Lambswool Blend Cardigan (P1,490),Slim Fit Corduroy Pants (P1,990)
Tailored Jacket (P4,990),Sweat Pullover (P1,490),Slim Fit Straight Jeans+ (P1,990)


Trench Coat (P6,990), Extra Fine Merino Boatneck Sweater (P1,990), Slim Fit Corduroy Pants (P1,990)

*The IDLF Collection will be available at Uniqlo SM Megamall, SM Aura and Glorietta 5.

Which particular outfit shown above would you totally wear?  
This is my IDLF look!

taken on AskMeWhat's Instagram account

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