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The shopping list: this week in London in fashion

By
Miriam Bouteba
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From a tres chic collaboration to the loveliest new knitwear label, we round up this week's most stylish new launches.

CHARITY: Michael Kors Watch

Perfectly manicured hand, Starbucks skinny latte, chunky Michael Kors watch on the wrist – this hackneyed image has populated every single Instagram feed in the capital for yonks. But what you may not know about the designer is that every year he launches a series of initiatives as part of his Watch Hunger Stop campaign. This year the new Bradshaw 100 watch is released. Available in black or gold, the sale of each watch will see 100 meals being donated to children in hunger-affected areas. Just don’t Instagram it, please. £295.

KNITWEAR: J.Won

Not to be confused with St. Louis’s ‘Tipsy’ rapper J-Kwon, J.Won is in fact a lovely London-based knitwear brand. Born in snowy Seoul, founder Jiwon Ree honed her craft at prestigious fashion house Alexander McQueen, and it really shows. This is only her third season, but with her interesting use of colour, texture and shape, the humble cardie is elevated to something altogether more exciting.

MENSWEAR: Peter Werth x Lois

London based menswear brand Peter Werth turned 40 this year, but it’s showing no sign of a midlife crisis. Instead of splashing out on a motorcycle, the designer has instead teamed up with Spanish denim brand Lois, on a limited-edition range of long-sleeved polo shirts and chunky cords. It’s ’70s dad dressing at its finest.

WOMENSWEAR: Jigsaw

Jigsaw has built its reputation on timeless classics and good-quality wardrobe staples, and it’s an approach that sees no sign of changing. With clean lines, classic shapes and muted tones, the interesting parts of Jigsaw’s autumnal offerings are found in the details. Bouclé, cable knit and patchwork help to produce a collection which you’ll want in your wardrobe for many punishing winters to come.

COLLABORATION: Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo

The former editor of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld might seem like an unlikely partner for Japanese basics brand Uniqlo, but in fashion, as in romance, sometimes it’s the most unexpected pairings that work best. Uniqlo’s knitwear has been given a suitably Parisian makeover, and the collection is subtly sexy, with ribbed pencil skirts, soft, silky shirts and a sure-to-sell-out sharply tailored, leopard-print coat. £7.90-£149.90. 

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