Claire Waight Keller will create a collection for Uniqlo. The new line will be the designer’s first since he left Givenchy three years ago. It is reported by WWD, citing its sources.
The first Claire models for the Japanese store chain are supposed to go on sale this fall. Uniqlo representatives declined to comment. Additional details about Waight Keller’s developments for the brand could not be obtained from WWD journalists.
Claire will join the renowned group of designers who have collaborated with Uniqlo. They included Jil Sander, Jonathan Anderson, Christoph Lemaire, Thomas Mayer, as well as Jun Takahashi and Ines de la Fressange from Undercover.
Claire Waight Keller was the first woman to lead Givenchy since its founding in 1952. The designer propelled the brand, and herself, to international prominence by dressing Meghan Markle for her royal wedding in 2018. Claire has designed clothes for Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Beyonce and Lady Gaga.
Earlier, Jonathan Anderson launched a new collaboration with Uniqlo. This is a modern interpretation of the preppy style and the uniforms of the British universities. We talk about it in more detail here.