The new capsule collection will have you adding to cart ASAP.
It’s a no excess baggage rule for UNIQLO’s new Fall/Winter 2022 collection this time around. Aside from the constant upgrade of the classics, the Japanese brand dives deeper into the production of all their pieces—becoming more mindful of the ethical practices that goes behind each garment.
Armed with ever-evolving technology for its Fall/Winter 2022 collection, UNIQLO has started using recycled plastic bottles in their jackets and fleeces, implemented less water usage in the production of their denim line, and championed Wholegarment® tech wherein knitwear pieces are now seam-free. It isn’t the first time though, as they’ve been progressively pushing forward for sustainability for almost 20 years. All of these conscious innovations are geared to make their consumers’ lives easier and lighter—literally.
Rooted in functionality and versatility no matter what the weather or occasion, each UNIQLO collection has its core staples of shirts, outerwear, and pants that can easily integrate in your daily wardrobe rotation. Some favorites include the multi-pocketed jacket, the water-repellant blouson, and ultra-stretch active jogger pants that contours the body with its sleek silhouette. Now, this begs the question, what have they been up to the last couple months?
THE COLLECTION THAT CAN FIT INTO YOUR POCKETS
One size does not fit all and the Japanese brand isn’t playing around. Some of the new key pieces from UNIQLO’s F/W 2022 collection are their Sport Utility Wear line that’s distilled and re-engineered into practicality—’essentials’ if we you will. The mindful details, such as the pocketable feature for the Anorak Parka Jacket where you can pack it lightly into a small pouch gives you an overview of how the brand prioritizes functionality. The Wide Fit Work Pants in olive were based on the classic painter silhouette, giving you more leg room. Of course, the Airism shirt that’s become one of the most covetable pieces in your wardrobe and can be easily styled with its boxy fit.
The Sport Utility Wear line got a few upgrades too, incorporating more genderless outerwear. Heating up your closet real quick is the Ultra Light Down Jacket that’s snug without feeling too heavy on the layering. The best part for those keen on looking for activewear? UNIQLO makes sure you’re sweat-proof with its quick-drying technology on their shirts and joggers that wicks the moisture on the skin away. Yes, they’re already living in year 3000 at this point. Like, how can you not like zip-up hoodies that are breathable and less prone to shedding?
THE FAIREST KNIT OF THEM ALL
The stuffy and shedding nature of knitwear can get a bad rep at times, but UNIQLO’s way ahead of everyone else thanks to Wholegarment® tech. Take for example the Gauge Knitted Crew Neck Vest where the wool’s extra soft and glossy and can go from cozy to casual. The Crew Neck sweater made from Merino wool on the other hand is light enough for you to layer with another knitwear piece without worrying about looking too chunky. Add to that a pleated skirt that’s timeless and elegant. As what UNIQLO suggests, wear the usual size for a neat look, or go for a bigger version for a casual style.
Say what you want about corduroy pants, but we’re definitely copping them ASAP, especially those Wide Fit pants with utility pockets. Not to be intimidated by knits, the Merino crew neck long sleeve sweater gives enough warmth despite its light material, but doesn’t feel humid either when you step outside in the sun.
More than anything, UNIQLO is in no way in neutral territory—consistently innovating and staying away from the safe zone by innovating all their collections. The retail giant also has a string of collaborations up their sleeves, tapping their frequent collaborators like Ines de la Fressange with her chic, effortless styles, Hana Tajima with her elegant and approachable silhouettes, JW Anderson and his cozy pieces inspired by the British countryside, UT Archive’s trove of pop art and animé references, and UNIQLO U’s everyday essentials.