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Jil Sander, the trademark minimalist German designer, was announced to be designing a collection for Uniqlo way back in July. Then we heard she had joined the design ranks permanently to oversee the pretty much everything else to hit Uniqlo rails!
The new 40-piece menswear collection, simply named J+ Uniqlo, seems to already be causing wonderment as to why Jil hasn’t lent her full name to the tags of the new collection. The reason for this? she sold the Jil Sander name to the Prada Group years ago and left the label for good in 2004 and so Jil Sander will now be known to all as simply Jil.
This is just the first preview of the new collection and what we have seen so far has impressed, made up of structured woven wools, poplin cotton shirting and tweeds used to form what we hope to be a very well constructed collection. However without price information or even a sniff of a final release date, I will hold off giving the full Mr. Gentry review, but so far the girl done good!