I have been eagerly anticipating Lulu Guinness’ collection of t-shirts for Uniqlo and this week, after almost a year of radio silence, not only has the UK and American release date been announced (16th April for those of you too impatient to scroll down to the bottom!) but I have finally found pictures of the collection, which is comprised of 12 t-shirts.In conjunction with the release there is an interview with Lulu in the May edition of Glamour magazine (see below) in which she confirms that her mainline bag collection provided inspiration for the t-shirt designs. In the interview she sums up the ‘Lulu Guinness lady’ as embodying “mischief, glamour and sophistication” which, funnily enough, describes her Uniqlo t-shirt collection quite nicely too!
Lulu Guinness captures the essence of London, with all its quirkiness and glamour, and this is reflected in the t-shirt collection, which features the London skyline as well as her signature lip print. Lulu says that she likes “wearing T-shirts over my ’50s dresses for casual evening wear”.
Whulst Lulu’s creations are always ladylike, the cameo design is especially refined and has been used on two of the t-shirts in the collection (and has also featured on her tea set). Other t-shirts in this vein feature pearls, bows and stripes. Lulu suggests, “The stripe in some of the tees would suit a contrasting floral skirt”.
For the full interview with Lulu, check out the Glamour article below.
The Lulu Guinness x Uniqlo collaboration is available from 16th April 2012. For more Lulu Guinness, check out my review of a visit to her Burlington Arcade store!