Uniqlo x Inès de La Fressange AW16: Parisian chic meets retro sophistication

Uniqlo x Inès de La Fressange AW16: Parisian chic meets retro sophistication

Elevated essentials

Text: Wei Yeen Loh

Uniqlo x Inès de La Fressange fuses Left Bank uniform and bourgeoisie fashion from the 1960s for its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection

If you thought you've seen all the Parisian chic elements offered in Inès de La Fressange for Uniqlo's Spring/Summer 2016 preppy, safari-inspired collection, the Parisian muse and model for the Japanese fast retailing giant is now going all out with a rock 'n' roll vibe  this Autumn/Winter 2016


With a theme centered around the bourgeoisie fashion of 1960s-70s Paris peppered with elevated sophistication, the collection's core colours alongside the Inès signature navy are shades of gray, dark olive green, rich cognac, and vivid blues and reds. De La Fressange has also weaved in three different stories to tie the collection together—the first being an elegant style à la French actress Catherine Deneuve, with a frill shirt and tailored jacket in velvet or tweed for a sleek silhouette.


“I pay close attention to what I wear, and with just a few details here and there, I can present myself as dignified and elegant,” says De La Fressange. “I want to be the universal ideal of a perfect woman, the image of a mother. I take care of myself, my home and my family. It may be a bit old-fashioned, but I think it’s very feminine and charming.”

The intellectual Parisienne comes to play in the lineup as well, via reinvented traditional uniform styles such as postman jackets, hunting shirts, and chester coats. The last (and perhaps the most outstanding) element that rounds this collection up is the 1960s-70s flair to represent a certain sense of freedom, with earth toned corduroy shirts, chunky knits, and flared pants reminiscent of iconic blues vocalist Janis Joplin.


Uniqlo x Inès de La Fressange AW16 will be available this September 9 at Uniqlo, Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur.


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