UNIQLO x MARNI Second Collection @ Winter Colors Interwoven with a Fusion of Simplicity and Creativity

Time flies! It's the first week of December now!
Can't believe we are celebrating Christmas in another 23 days from now. :)
December is always my fav month of the year, it's the time for partying and also family & friends gathering.
Also, during this time of year, I like to do my best to get myself switch off, relax and go to a long holiday to recharge my batteries. :)
Yea! I seriously can't wait for my upcoming winter trip in 2 weeks now! :)
Well, speaking about winter holiday, UNIQLO is back with the second collaboration with Italian designer MARNI, after the success of the spring/summer 22 collection.
It's my honoured to be invited to the launch of the latest UNIQLO x MARNI collection, the entire series features artistic & progressive designs with a wide array of wonderful highlights.
When I first looked at the bright colours and unique graphic prints on the clothings and accessories, they really lift up my mood, and also make me feel so excited and happy.
So good to have this fun and colourful collection just in time for the winter season around the corner, I am sure the colours and designs will surely brighten up the mood during the gloomy weather in winter! :)
After the long introduction, it's time to show you guys more about this UNIQLO x MARNI new collection!
Let's go!!!! xoxo

Launching at Fahrenheit88 store and online on the 9th Dec 2022, the 2022 winter collection, UNIQLO x MARNI is born of the fusion of the two design philosophies; UNIQLO LifeWear's craftsmanship, technology, and simplicity, while MARNI with its unique approach to fabric and color, to bring comfy warmth to winter days, and invigorates everyday styling with color and playfulness.

Yukihiro Katsuta, Fast Retailing Group Senior Executive Officer and Head of R&D for UNIQLO: "Last season, there was an overwhelming response to the first UNIQLO and MARNI collection, and a lot of customers could be seen wearing the items around town. It felt as though the collection matched the needs of people looking for fashion that allowed them to shake off the oppressive mood of recent years. The theme of this second collection was the joy of being wrapped up. This was expressed through the UNIQLO product synonymous with winter, HEATTECH; knits, which are in especially demand amidst customer feedback; and accessories. I hope customers will enjoy the high quality and creativity of the latest UNIQLO and MARNI collection and the artistry it brings to everyday wear."

Francesco Risso, Creative Director at MARNI: "Following on from 22SS, I am excited to be able to announce this winter collection. Through our creative process, we were able to faithfully maintain the pragmatism UNIQLO’s design philosophy and transpose MARNI’s aesthetic into impeccably designed LifeWear. Through this collection, I wanted to investigate the aesthetic perception of the 60’s, flirting with clichés. Patterns continue to inform everyone’s idea of Marni, as they sit at the core of our vocabulary and identify our graphic language. This time, though, we transposed those psychedelic patterns onto garments that unapologetically define the body, creating an enigmatic interplay of prints and anatomy that defines the silhouette."

All the pieces are not only easy to style, but at the same time also keep you warm, as UNIQLO winter staple HEATTECH products have been interpreted with 1960s psychedelic prints and color block designs, and the creativity of MARNI shines through in layering that interweaves graphic prints, vivid colors, and organic three-dimensional forms.
For example, the down outerwear with voluminous cocoon silhouettes can be layered over knits in neon green, orange, and saffron yellow, and hugging HEATTECH, the shell-like down outerwear able to envelop the body keep the wearer warm on winter days.

There are also a variegated lineup of eclectic goods offers limitless potential for everyday styling, for instance, vests, sweaters, and balaclavas are a staple for this winter, employing the same popcorn knit ensure warmth from head to toe. 

In addition to mittens and beanies in matching knit, the collection also features gloves and stoles in cashmere and mélange knit
The rich selection of items in assorted colors and patterns takes the hassle out of finding the perfect gifts for the holiday season.

On the side note, the collection also features 100% silk furoshiki scarves with hand-painted style patterns that are a feast for the eyes. 
Not only its being smooth and soft to the touch, the characteristic also luster and sleekness of silk results in gorgeous draping, to add a pop of color when worn around the neck or to accent a hairstyle. 

Last but not least, wrapping with furoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, has been an important part of Japanese culture since time immemorial, giving rise to countless wrapping techniques. 
The "watermelon wrapping" technique developed for carrying round objects makes for a perfect mini bag to carry small items such as wallets and cell phones, while the "flower petal wrapping" technique, which creates a knot resembling a flower, is perfect for wrapping gifts for someone special. 
Well, the uses of the furoshiki scarf are limited only by your imagination (when used for packaging, avoid using it for heavy, sharp, angular, or wet objects).

Once again, thank you UNIQLO for having me at this special launching event. 
The new UNIQLO & MARNI collection comes with 16 womens wear and 10 accessories items; with price ranges at: 
Outerwear: RM399.90 - RM699.90
Heattech: RM79.90
Pants/Skirts: RM199.90
Dresses: RM199.90
Knitwear: RM129.90 - RM499.90
Accessories: Rm39.90 - RM399.90
For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

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