What feels like an end to accessible minimalism is also a triumphant collection of greatest-hits pieces.
There are all of the just-so wool skirts, snappy button-downs and cashmere-blend coats we’ve come to expect, with the added frisson of Arizona Muse modelling the look book.
To mark the release of the collection, the publicity-shy Sander shared her thoughts on style with the Guardian. From this exegesis we learn that Sander’s favourite music is by Bach, that if she hadn’t become a designer, she might have pursued architecture; and that she her dearest fashion wish is this: ‘If I had the power, I would ban leggings.’
Here are a few more excerpts from her considered take on fashion:
- ‘Even I, a designer, do not know why a certain proportion feels dated or why another one feels exciting at a given moment. I leave that to the cultural historians and theorists.’
- ‘Good design in my view takes the best from the past and transforms it into something fresh. The dynamics and proportions of a great piece of contemporary design correspond in a mysterious way with attitudes of the moment, as well as with tendencies in other fields of art and design.’
- ‘My only period of rebellious dressing was the 70s, when I remember wearing a snakeskin coat by Ossie Clark. Aside from that, my rebellion has consisted of designing the clothes I wanted to wear, which were non-existent on the womenswear market.’
- ‘I like to think that I have taught Uniqlo how far a "basics" company can go in the direction of quality, style and modernity. For my part, I learned how to design the best possible collection with limited resources.’