Uniqlo is launching a new collection with former-Givenchy artistic director and it features a new version of the iconic crossbody bag

Look no further for chic and sophisticated pieces to see you through the rainy months

models wearing the uniqlo x clare waight keller collection
(Image credit: Uniqlo / Canva)

Ever reliable for sophisticated basics, Japanese brand Uniqlo knows how to create clothing that stands the test of time. But its revered collaborations with designers from across the world have to be one of its biggest triumphs - and the latest partnership with legendary designer Clare Waight Kellar will be no different.

With the likes of JW Anderson, Helmut Lang, and Jil Sander working with Uniqlo on collections, it is no surprise that they're adding another iconic designer to the lineup. Launching on the 15th September, Uniqlo: C is British designer Clare Waight Keller's fresh take on womenswear, promising comfort and functionality to inject into your capsule wardrobe. Beginning her career working for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, Keller worked her way to Gucci, Chloé, and eventually became Givenchy's first female artistic director. Remember Meghan Markle's gorgeous wedding gown? Yep, she's responsible for that too. So it's safe to say this collaboration has got us more than excited.

A part of the LifeWear range, Waight Keller's vision is that of a capsule collection that will slot seamlessly into your lifestyle whilst simultaneously having a tailor-made feel. Sitting on the border between refined and relaxed, it marks a new era in Uniqlo's offering - notably, it is the first time the brand will sell footwear, and what a way to start off. With a total of 35 items in the collection including classic outerwear, colourful knits, and even a new take on the viral Uniqlo crossbody bag, we're expecting this to be one of the retailer's most talked about launches to date. 

Uniqlo : C - Our favourite pieces from the upcoming collection

If Waight Keller's previous endeavours were a little out of your budget (don't worry, us too) then now is your chance to get a taste of the designer's craftsmanship for an extremely reasonable price tag. Starting at just £12.90, the autumn/winter collection is an example of accessible and affordable Quiet Luxury that will no doubt set a new standard for straight-to-market brands.

Amelia Yeomans
Senior writer

Amelia joined woman&home in 2022 after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University and is now a senior writer. She began building her career as a lifestyle journalist after completing a fashion journalism course at the Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design in 2019, writing for a variety of titles including OK! magazine, New! magazine and Notion on topics such as sustainable fashion and entertainment. She specialises in fashion and beauty content, covering everything from product reviews and nail art trends to reporting on fashion weeks and the best-dressed celebrities at red carpet events. With a keen eye for lifestyle trends, she is always on the lookout for the latest products and brands to hit the market.