UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, has announced plans to launch the INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2020 Spring/Summer collaboration line from August 27. The 54-piece 1924-themed collection will be available at a selection of UNIQLO stores in Australia (Emporium, Mid City, Chadstone and Queens St.) and through UNIQLO.com/au. Some of the items will be available at all stores nationwide.

Ines de la Fressange symbolizes French chic and is a style icon for women around the globe. In keeping with a motif of Luxurious clothes, and beyond, this range of wardrobe essentials brings together Ines’ belief in designing clothes that all women can wear with comfort to reveal their beauty, and the LifeWear philosophy of providing innovative, high-quality clothing that is universal in design and comfort, and meets the needs of daily lifestyles.

Ines began exploring ideas for the 20SS collection to pay homage to women from every era by celebrating traditional values through styling that is enduringly contemporary. The line comprises the following three themes.

Paris: Timeless sports styling – Paris held the Summer Olympics in 1924, and sports styling that appeared in those games remains attractively modern. The collection features items with masculine looks, including Tilden knitwear and jersey pants with white and green key colors.

Gardians: Inspired by French cowboy clothing – Items are inspired by the clothing of ‘Gardians,’ French for cowboys, in Arles. Ines has frequently visited this city in the Provence region of southern France over the past 30 years. The strong sunlight and shadow contrasts in that locale influenced such leading artists as Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh, and are reflected in the collection’s coordination of black and white items in masculine styling, including pants and long shirts.

Muses: Dresses for relaxing outdoors – The 1920s were a time of great progress for women, who began enjoying styling that reflected newfound freedoms. The range features light dresses with ruffles and prints in relaxing silhouettes.

Source: UNIQLO