In its seventh season, this 68-item collaborative line takes its inspiration from Marseille, a port city in the south of France that has flourished for centuries as a trading center. Items evoke the beautiful scenery and sunny weather, light sea breezes, and diverse cultures that make the city so vibrant and also such a seductive setting for motion pictures, such as Borsalino. This collection, designed by Ines with her characteristic affection for spontaneity and living in the moment, offers a sense of freedom juxtaposed with nostalgia.
Ines’ signature indigo celebrates the coastal waters of Marseille in everything from the lineup’s outerwear to shirts, jackets, pants, skirts and dresses, with on-trend berry accents underscoring vitality. The design palette includes floral prints and elegant dot patterns.
The range features satin stadium jackets, blouson shirts and other spring outerwear, as well as sporty polo shirts and macramé mesh knits for summer. Linen shirts, camisoles, and dresses will roll out from early March. New additions to the range will be apron wrap dresses, tricolor espadrilles and loungewear.
For this collection, Naoki Takizawa, UNIQLO Special Projects Design Director, worked with Ines to bring together her passion for clothing that enhances comfort and beauty for all women with the UNIQLO LifeWear concept.
■Ines de la Fressange
After spending her childhood in the south of France, Ines de la Fressange became an international fashion model in 1975. She was Chanel’s star model from 1983 to 1990 and was the muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld. In 2013, she launched her own brand, INES DE LA FRESSANGE PARIS, and continues to embody modern Parisian chic as an art director.