Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Girl in the hood
Uniqlo's latest collaborations have gone a little under the radar. Maybe because the names aren't as high-profile as previous (and existing) collaborators, such as Alexander Wang, Opening Ceremony and Jil Sander.
You see, this time round, Uniqlo has extended its Designers Invitation to homegrown talent - namely seven Japanese labels: Zechia, Han Ahn Soon, Suzuki Takayuki, GVGV, Mintdesigns, Mother, and Fur Fur. While you may not have heard of their names, you will love the designs - they're casual, cool and charmingly quirky.
My favourite is this £19.99 hooded T-shirt dress by Zechia for Uniqlo. First, there's the cute bow emblazoned across the front. Then there's the handy side pockets. And, of course, there's the stripes. But what I've marvelling at most is the genius idea of a summer hoodie.
Picture this: you're on the beach, you've just dried off after a swim and you want to cover up in the heat. Simple: throw on this light cotton number over your bikini and pull up the hood in lieu of a sunhat. It will easily protect your face, neck, shoulders and more from getting burnt. I love it.