A Cozy Alpine Style, à la Ines

UNIQLO’s latest collab collection with lifestyle icon and symbol of French chic, Inès de la Fressange. The UNIQLO / INES DE LA FRESSANGE 2021 Fall/Winter collection is LifeWear that reflects the iconic model’s cozy, “effortless French style”.

UNIQLO's collab collection with Ines De la Fressange reflects a cozy wintry style

The inspiration for the 2021 Fall/Winter collection was the Swiss village of Rossinière, beloved by artists for its beautiful mountain scenery. Located in the Lake Geneva district, the pastoral scenes of meadows stretching over the mountain valleys has had a profound influence on many painters. Rossinière is known for the Grand Chalet villa, the historical cultural heritage site that was the final abode of the late artist Balthus. It is also the place where Inès spends her Christmas holidays. A comfortable wardrobe with a hint of nostalgia is ideally suited to a relaxing holiday in such bountiful nature. This season’s collection once more delivers the sophisticated and relaxed stylings characteristic of Inès.

UNIQLO x Ines De la Fressange collection UNIQLO W’s Ines De La Fressange 3D knit cashmere blend manteau, INR 4,990

Born and raised in France, Inès became a top international model soon after starting her career at the age of 17. She became renowned as the muse of several top fashion houses and is today a style icon in fashion circles. In 2013, she relaunched her own brand, Inès de la Fressange Paris, and continues to work as an art director.

UNIQLO x Ines De la Fressange is inspired by the Grand Chalet Villa in La Rossiniere

It would be appropriate to use the word ‘cozy’ for this new lineup that radiates nostalgia and warmth. From a base of beige moss-green earth tones, the many items offer an expanded range of stylings such as cashmere blend knit ponchos, and 3D Knit dresses with a simple yet shapely and attractive silhouette. The collection includes items with check patterns or lovely small floral accents, ensemble knits in a gorgeous lambswool material, and a characteristically Ines style of masculine jacket. Small items such as berets and reusable shopping bags in a wide variation of patterns are also included. This is a smart collection that adds a touch of colour to everyday life.

UNIQLO x Ines De la Fressange UNIQLO W's Ines De La Fressange cotton wide pants, INR 2,990

The 44 items in the 2021 Fall/Winter collection are at the UNIQLO store at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi and through uniqlo.com

UNIQLO's Ines De la Fressange line UNIQLO W's Ines De La Fressange silk blouse, NR 4,990 (Photo: ) UNIQLO W's Ines De La Fressange Corduroy Jacket, INR 4,990

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