Theory has been a go-to brand for clean and crisp lines. There are pieces in my closet that have remained favourites for more than a decade! I was excited to learn that Uniqlo has announced a new Spring/Summer capsule collection with the New York-based brand and will available starting May 13, 2021.

In 1997, Theory revolutionized the contemporary fashion market with its concept of the urban uniform. They recognized the need for clothes that “felt great and fit perfectly” and were pioneers in creating modern stretch fabrics particularly in pants that looked amazing while maintaining their shape and the label quickly became popular. Headquartered in New York City, Theory balances a luxurious feel with accessibility in collections that are known for their exceptional fits, innovative fabrics, and enduring styles.

The 21-piece Uniqlo x Theory collection takes the tailored simplicity and sophisticated characteristics of Theory and merges with Uniqlo’s functionality. The line draws inspiration from the pulse of New York City – the vibrant and forward-thinking city that’s always on the go for both women and men.

The lineup includes a utility parka combining UV Cut functionality to block more than 90% of UV light with durable water repellency to protect against rain and water, polo shirts and T-shirts in materials with both DRY functionality to quickly dry sweat and AIRism with a cool-touch sensation, as well as pants and dresses in Ultra Light Stretch material with 360-degree stretch and a lightweight feel.

The collection also introduces a jacket in the Ultra Light Series. Using incredibly lightweight, stretchable, and quick-drying material, this is an item perfect for the new every day in which people move easily between work and leisure. It combines a slim-fit, chic design with the convenience of zippered front pockets and an inside welt pocket. Ultra Light Pants, full length and shorts, can be paired with a jacket. The waist has a draw cord for a relaxed fit, but also a front button for a stylish look. The surprising lightness, ease of movement, and exceptional quick-drying functionality offer the ultimate in comfort.

The pieces in the collection are beautiful on their own – easy breezy for summer and also serve as foundation pieces that will be loved for years to come.