Former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and current global fashion director for Harper’s Bazaar, and founder of CR Fashion BookCarine Roitfeld, is joining forces with Japanese clothing label Uniqlo to take the leap into design. The famous French editor and fashion icon will produce an autumn lineup for the brand that will go on sale this October, online and in store. 

The collection will comprise some 40 different pieces that range from lingerie and intimates to coats and plenty in-between. Selling under the brand’s ‘LifeWear’ line, Uniqlo design director Naoki Takizawa, will work alongside Roitfeld on the collection.

What can we expect to see from Roitfeld, whose signature style tends to favour statement shoes, sleek pencil skirts and plenty of silk? “I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself, and developed this into clothes that anyone would want to wear, a woman’s ideal of clothes that make her feel transformed when she wears them.”

Uniqlo appear to be lining up a string of Parisian collaborations with the recent success of the Inès de la Fressange (another French style icon) collection and another collaboration with Paris-based fashion brand Lemaire, in the works. Takizawa says of the current collaboration with Roitfeld “it seems somewhat triumphant.”