The big news last night in Japan – unconfined to the fashion industry – was that German high-end fashion designer Jil Sander would be signing on as fashion consultant for UNIQLO. The tie-up actually makes a lot of sense. Both designers have a similar minimalistic aesthetic, the only real difference being one or two decimal places in each other’s price tags.

According to the Nikkei we won’t be seeing any fruits of their labor until October. So until then, feast your eyes on Tokyo-based Bassett Walker’s hot-off-the-press S/S 2009 collection. So glad to see the they’re still pushing purple!