The +J Jil Sander range has been a roaring success for Uniqlo – and it’s hardly a surprise. Sander has always been known for her rigorous, pared down approach to a woman’s wardrobe, and Uniqlo’s simple aesthetic, and access to advanced manufacturing and fabrication sources must have been appealing to Sander. Along with the paycheck and the studio they have built by her home in Switzerland.

Her first collection for Uniqlo was launched worldwide on October 1, 2009, and the  Autumn Winter 2010 collection dropped last week in the US, and the UK at10am today (Thursday October 14). Fortunately for LLG readers, it is also available to buy online at www.uniqlo.com.

Nothing says Jil Sander like a clean white shirt  and a simple, beautifully cut slim jacket. And lo and behold…

Jil Sander Uniqlo J+ (2)

And more white shirts…

Jil Sander Uniqlo J+ shirts

And some excellent knitwear. Elegant dresses with a twist, perfect for the winter working wardrobe and perfect for someone like me who travels continuously and needs rollable uncrushable lightweight clothing. Then again, Jil Sander has always known what the intelligent working women needs. Ahem.

Jil Sander Uniqlo J+knitwear

It’s available at the following UNIQLO stores; 311 Oxford St, Westfield London, Selfridges London (menswear only) and Bluewater, Kent. www.uniqlo.com

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Jil Sander is a great designer and hasn’t let her perfectionist standards drop for the +J collection, even though they go for a small fraction of the price of her own garments. It’s nice to know that we don’t have to compromise on quality when buying such affordable designer clothing.

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I’ve always been an admirer of Jil Sander’s style; it appeals to my purist, non-fashion-y, simple-but-well-made (lazy) aesthetic. Unfortunately, Uniqlo does not ship to mainland Europe, which makes this collection inaccessible to me. Shame, most online retailers do – maybe they could up their game.

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I popped in on my lunchtime pre-holiday dash to Oxford Street today, and I’ll be back to pick up one of the gorgeous shirts and maybe treat myself to a dress, but need to think about accessories first as they area little basic, a little high-neck and long sleeved for my tastes. But the shirts – yes!

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I’m really impressed with the quality of Jil Sander’s latest +J collection for Uniqlo. Luxurious and expensive-looking pieces at high-street prices? Yes, please!

I treated myself to the black velvet jacket… http://www.bargainistafashionista.com/2010/10/j-for-uniqlo.html

Did you get anything?

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Have read this review with interest as I posted a somewhat negative review of the collection on my own blog bonjourjeunesse.wordpress.com

I appreciate Sander’s ethos and commitment to crafting quality wardrobe basics that are versatile and hard-working, but there was absolutely nothing in this collection that made me smile, or that I remotely coveted. I found it extremely dull.

Practicality and minimalism are often code for uninspiring and plain. Fashion should deliver more…

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I popped into the Oxford St branch on Thursday, I had been really looking forward to this range – I have a dress from the first range; and a another from this summer range that I bought online. I was however really disappointed to find that the dresses are this time round are only available in XS or S sizes. I think that is really ridiculous and I have contacted them to let them know, that is what I think.

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Nice article. I like it. 😉

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