On Thursday night, Uniqlo celebrated the launch of two collections — JW Anderson (his third collaboration with the brand) and Hana Tajima (her sixth) — with an intimate cocktail party at SmogShoppe in Los Angeles.
While some guests are already longtime devotees, others were arriving to get more familiar with the British designers. The common thread was Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo, where this week Anderson’s collection launched, priced $9.90 for a scarf to $149.90 for the trenchcoat that was the party’s must-wear style.
Among the young Hollywoodites sipping spicy sangria and grazing the collections in the retired Eighties auto shop were Ashley Madekwe, Dylan Brosnan, Alanna Masterson, Georgie Flores, Katherine McNamara, Evan Mock and Myles O’Neal.
Standing near a cheese and charcuterie station, actresses Masterson of “The Walking Dead” and Georgie Flores of “Dumplin” showed off their best-friend status by finishing each other’s sentences, and twinning in matching JW Anderson shirts from the men’s line.
“I love the rugby shirts,” said Flores, of the style Anderson created in honor of his father, who used to play rugby for Ireland in the Eighties.
“Me too,” Masterson said. “I’m already into these kind of shirts anyways. They’re kind of big comfy boy shirts.”
Georgie Flores and Alanna Masterson attend the