Global apparel retailer UNIQLO has announced that it will launch the Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer Collection from September 17. Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials” and is designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris.

Together, they are reimagining everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe.

Uniqlo U 2020 Spring/Summer offers a lineup of 57 items for women, 41 for men, and three accessories and will be available in-store and through UNIQLO.com/au (with all stores in Australia offering select pieces).

Elegant yet functional. A modern woman’s wardrobe for authentic, active living. The women’s line draws inspiration from independent, free-spirited, and active women who are out to explore the world. The mood works into modern silhouettes, technical fabrics and sophisticated colour options that Uniqlo U does so well, for an elevated collection of clothing that seeks to empower and enable women of today.

Light Cotton Parachute Pants incorporate details like enlarged pockets and reinforced knees. Buttons at the ankles allow wearers to switch it from a straight leg to a track pant. The design of the Jersey Tailored Jacket and Twill Jersey Relaxed Pants are based on a travel suit concept. The soft and comfortable jersey fabric of this Uniqlo U classic also offers a smooth and elegant silhouette. The light, sheer cotton button-down shirts can be worn open for casual, relaxed styling.

Practical and essential with classic details perfected. It’s menswear made for today. The collection is inspired by the utility of vintage workwear and military garments and rethinking their cut, fit, fabric and detail for a relaxed and contemporary mood. Functional details and features are elevated with a refined sensibility, balancing both practicality and style.

For 2020 Spring/Summer, Uniqlo U increases its focus on functional fabrics and details, perfecting classic patterns and exploring a novel range of colour to give old standards a burst of vitality. Items include the Cuban Shirt, long a beloved menswear classic. Uniqlo U’s version features pintucks, a single pocket, breathable cotton fabrics and open collar adapted for humid climates. The Hooded Coat is modeled after a military parka, with contrasting interior hues adding a sophisticated touch.

Source: Uniqlo