Uniqlo Announces Partnership with Lemaire

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The Japanese brand has selected Hermes alum Christophe Lemaire and co-designer Sarah-Linh Tran for its newest high-profile collab.

Christophe Lemaire, former artistic director of womenswear for Hermes, has been tapped by Japanese high street brand Uniqlo for a newly announced capsule collection.

Since stepping down from his previous role at the French luxury house last summer (a position he held for four years), Lemaire has channeled his efforts into his namesake line, Lemaire (previously known as Christophe Lemaire), alongside co-designer and life partner, Sarah-Linh Tran.

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"We have always dreamt to work with Uniqlo. Uniqlo designs qualitative and made-for-all garments for everyday life. It is also our approach to fashion, and the philosophy of Lemaire," said Lemaire and Tran in a joint statement.

The Paris-based duo will lend their luxury sensibilities to a women's and men's collection, set to debut this fall. Pieces will be available both online and at Uniqlo stores globally.

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Past collaborators with the Japanese fashion brand include Ines de la Fressange, Pharrell Williams, Suno, Lulu Guinness and Helmut Lang.