Style Notes: J.W. Anderson's Second Uniqlo Collab Is Coming; Calvin Klein Partners With Warhol Foundation
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J.W. Anderson and Uniqlo Are Joining Forces Once Again [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Praise be to plaid, J.W. Anderson is teaming with Uniqlo once again for a second collaboration. The designer first collaborated with the Japanese retailer in September, releasing men's and women's pieces that were met with rave reviews. Said Anderson of the second collaboration in a release: “The 2018 spring/summer collection is about items that interlink with each other. It's about layering this time. The idea is to mix and match things together, and I truly hope everyone will enjoy it."
Calvin Klein and the Andy Warhol Foundation Sign 4-Year Deal [Pret-a-Reporter Inbox]
Calvin Klein creative director Raf Simons' love of '60s and '70s Americana just got a little more serious. The brand just entered a four-year partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation that will allow Calvin Klein to use the late artist's work across its fashion collections and licensed product as well as its installations. The first iteration of the partnership was unveiled in the Spring 2018 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week in September, when Simons used a selection of Warhol artworks as screen prints, including his 1971 portrait of Dennis Hopper, and images of knives, electric chairs and more from his Death and Disaster series. “[Warhol] captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides," said Simons, who also licensed Warhol's work when he was working at Dior in 2013, in a release. "Warhol’s art tells more truths about this country than you can find almost anywhere else.”
Comme des Garcons Gave Dr. Seuss' The Grinch a Tartan Makeover [Hype Beast]
If your Christmas aesthetic is more chic-Grinch than chic-Santa, you're in luck — Comme des Garcons is launching a t-shirt starring the Dr. Seuss character everyone loves to hate (or loves to love, depending on your inner Scrooge). The tee is part of the CDG Re/Tartan, Re/Energy holiday campaign and features the green grump outfitted in tartan. The shirt is available in men's, women's and children's sizes (priced $50-$85), and is now available at the store's Tokyo holiday shop.
FKA Twigs Is Selling Mystical Pajamas [WWD]
FKA Twigs is expanding her merch offering with her very own collection of pajamas. The launch of the mystical symbol-styled sleepwear was timed to the release of the second issue of her Instagram zine, Avantgarden. The pajamas were featured in the zine's cover story, and FKA Twigs gives a shout-out to stylist Violetta Kassapi for helping her create the silky two-pieces and sleep mask. "I created symbols that protect and invite otherworldly creatures to assist those who wear the sets in their everyday lives," she said. "More than anything I wanted people who wear the pjs out into the world to know they know that they look the bomb, even in sleepwear, cause that’s just how they roll.” The line is now available to shop on FKA Twigs' website and starts at $210.
AVANTgarden issue 2. dream warrior Creative Director: FKA twigs @fkatwigs Poem: FKA twigs @fkatwigs Editor: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Photography and post production: David Uzochukwu @daviduzochukwu Styling: Matthew Josephs @matthew_josephs MUA: Daniel Sallstrom @daniel_s_makeup Hair: Rio Sreedharan @rio_hair Casting: Matthew Josephs @matthew_josephs Set Design: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p Lighting Assistant: Reece Sweeney @reece.owen Models: Roman @niiagency / Tobias, Tristan, Kai and Ayo @brothermodels Layout: Suzannah Pettigrew @suz_p / David Uzochukwu @daviduzochukwu / Matt de Jong @go_dejong Special thanks to @violettafanciesyou for helping develop the pyjamas