Ravensbourne alumna Clare Waight Keller launches Uniqlo collection

A Uniqlo store at dusk in a grand period building on Oxford Street

Article by: David Millett

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Ravensbourne alumna Clare Waight Keller, the acclaimed designer who created Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, has collaborated with global retail giant Uniqlo to create a 'modern and effortless' new collection.

A promotional film and images announcing the launch were shot in London’s Design District in North Greenwich – the home of Ravensbourne University London!

The sleek design of our ICT building and its neighbours make for a fitting backdrop to the celebrated new womenswear collection.

Called ‘Uniqlo : C’, it is available as part of the high-street store’s autumn/winter season.

Clare Waight Keller, who studied BA (Hons) Fashion at Ravensbourne, is one of the UK’s most eminent designers.

She has been the artistic director for major fashion houses Chloé, Pringle, and Givenchy – and, in 2019, she was named one of the most influential people of the year by Time magazine.

With the tagline ‘the sophistication of everyday’, the collection is made up of chic essentials for the colder months, including trench coats, padded blousons, wide-legged trousers, elegant dresses, and pleated skirts.

News of the collaboration has sent the fashion world into a flurry, with articles featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia, Glamour, and more.

In an interview for Uniqlo, Clare said: “The collection is about bringing casual chic to an everyday, essential wardrobe. For me, that captures a modern, effortless sense of style— something I’ve done for years and wanted to bring into this collection.”

You can check out her full interview on their website.