It’s hard not to be jealous of Inès de la Fressange—after all, the 58 year old is every bit the embodiment of cool French style as we know it. Distilling the essence of her personal style, de la Fressange collaborates with Uniqlo for an exclusive fall/winter 2015 collection, her fourth collaboration with the fast fashion retailer. Inspired by the sophisticated femininity of Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffault‘s film heroines, the 95 piece collection consists of elegant separates and chic accessories interpreted in warmer fabrications for the season.
The range consists of boyish blouses, primly chic skirts, diverse knit sweaters with Nordic prints and sumptuous cable knits that take their cues from vintage ski sweaters circa the 1950s and 1960s—perfect for snuggling up by the fireside in the cold months—and evergreen fashion items such as de la Fressange’s favourite style staple: The velvet jacket. Quintessentially French in their cut, the jackets are traditionally tailored while providing the ease and comfort for their wearer, which perfectly complements the warm colour palette of deep forest greens, a brilliant wine red and de la Fressange’s signature indigo blue.
“We women want everything, constantly conserving and yet changing,” explains de la Fressange of the collection and that perfectly sums it up—taking elements of the past, the inimitable French muse turns it into everyday pieces that are both familiar and modern. Watch the style icon talk about the collection in the video below:
Text by Pakkee