Urban style blog Hypebeast reports, citing Asian fashion site Fashion Snap, that the designer’s upcoming fall/winter collection for the Japanese retailer – scheduled for a September release – will mark the end of their collaboration.

Initially launched for fall/winter 2009, the partnership brought the German designer’s minimal creations to the mass market for the first time. Sander had left her own fashion house, now headed by Belgian designer Raf Simons, when it was bought by Italian luxury company Prada.

“With the recent completion of the design of the fall and winter collection, Ms. Sander and Uniqlo agreed that they had fully explored the possibilities of their creative collaboration and accomplished what they had set out to do. Consequently, the two parties have decided to wrap up their design consulting agreement with this collection,” said Uniqlo in a press release.

Having established a cult-like following with her eponymous label, which she resigned from in 2004, Sander’s affordable and high-quality ranges for Uniqlo – all conceived with her less-is-more aesthetic – featured covetable coats, elegant white shirts and tailored trousers praised by shoppers and fashion insiders alike.

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