Carine Roitfeld Ventures into Fashion Design

She’s the namesake founder and editor of CR Fashion Book, global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar, and former editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Now the irreverent Carine Roitfeld can put designer on her resume. Announced today, the style oracle who’s set more than a few trends is collaborating with the Japanese fast retailer Uniqlo on a limited women’s collection for fall.

Part of Uniqlo’s comfort-based LifeWear category, the Carine Roitfeld Collection will “reflect Ms. Roitfeld’s broad experience with numerous designers and creators to bring new styles to the world,” reads a statement. The designs — about 40 pieces in total, including outerwear — are being overseen by Uniqlo’s design director Naoki Takizawa.

“I started from the idea of clothes that I would want to wear myself,” says Roitfeld, the subject of Mademoiselle C, a revealing documentary by French filmmaker Fabien Constant just over a year ago. “[I] 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.”

No word yet what exactly the items will be. But given the kohl-eyed dynamo’s personal predilection for trim silhouettes, precision heels, and a monochromatic black palette, it isn’t hard to guess. 

At Uniqlo stores worldwide and online from the end of October 2015

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