UNIQLO Video Showcases New Monster Hunter & Street Fighter T-Shirts
UNIQLO is set to release its new collection of Street Fighter and Monster Hunter t-shirts from its graphic t-shirt brand UT both in-store and online on April 15.
UT has released many popular t-shirts in collaboration with Monster Hunter so far and this time it will include one in celebration of the series’s 15th anniversary. The t-shirt will feature the legendary dragon Rathalos and a 15th anniversary logo.
Other designs will include the easily-recognisable meat icons from the game, an original camoflauge t-shirt with silhouettes of the main monsters and more. Any gamers out there won’t want to miss out on these fun and faithful collections.
Street Fighter UT / Monster Hunter UT
Release Date: April 15, 2019
Price: ¥1,500 (Before Tax)
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/feature/uq/ut/top/
Monster Hunter 15th Anniversary Website: www.capcom.co.jp/monsterhunter/15th/
Street Fighter Official Website: www.capcom.co.jp/game/streetfighter/
©CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
UNIQLO Announces Loungewear Collaboration With Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi
Japanese clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced a loungewear collection for the holiday season in collaboration with Pokémon and Sumikko Gurashi—the latter being a set of fictional characters created by San-X. Set to roll out in Japan from November 19, the fleece line-up is the perfect gift for the coming winter months.
Everybody’s favourite Pokémon are coming together for this cosy collaboration. The fleece set’s theme is “Night Explorer” which imagines the wearer exploring the night together with their Pokémon. The designs feature moon and star motifs with neon colouring.
When the collection launches, those who purchase one of the Pokémon fleece sets in Japan will receive a set of two clear-coloured Pokémon figurines. And if they order online via UNIQLO’s website, their order will be shipped in a special Pokémon box.
Buyers will also receive a card with a code on it to participate in a special campaign.
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up
The corner-dwelling Sumikko Gurashi character merchandise is themed on a sleepover with items made warm, fluffy, and cosy.
The three Sumikko Gurashi sets will launch online only on December 18.
Picking up either of the fleece sets or poncho blanket sets from December 18 will land you one of the above-pictured plush toys.
UNIQLO will also be selling limited-edition Sumikko Gurashi gift cards too both online and in-store when the sets are released.
Loungewear Holiday Collection
Release Date: November 19, 2020
Pokémon Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/pokemon-20fw/kids
Sumikko Gurashi Line-Up Info: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/sumikkogurashi-20fw/kids
Monster Hunter Live-Action Film Starring Milla Jovovich Reveals Key Visual
The poster and key visual for the upcoming film Monster Hunter has been released. The film is set to be released in the United States on December 30, 2020, and it was revealed last week that the film will be released in Japan on March 26, 2021.
Monster Hunter is a video game franchise which first launched in 2004. Sixteen years on, the series has sold over 64 million units (as of June 30, 2020), making it Capcom’s second best-selling video game series after Resident Evil. The latest entry to the franchise, Monster Hunter: World, has shipped over 16.1 million copies (as of June 30, 2020), boasting as the best-selling game in Capcom’s history.
The film is being produced, written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson who is best known for his work on the Resident Evil film series. It stars Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil film series) as Captain Natalie Artemis, Tony Jaa as The Hunter, and Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Jr. as Link.
Monster Hunter Japanese key visual
Sony Pictures describes the film: “Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.”
The film will be released in 2D, IMAX 3D, MX4D, 4DX, and Dolby Cinema. Fans of the Resident Evil film series are sure to be excited to see Paul W. S. Anderson and Milla Jovovich come together once again.
A new game, Monster Hunter Rise, has been announced for Nintendo Switch and will be released on March 26, 2021.
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UNIQLO’s Collaboration With Jil Sander Returns With the +J Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
02.November.2020 | FASHION
It’s been 11 years since Jil Sander first teamed up with UNIQLO, but now she’s set to bring back her signature modern style as the legendary collaboration returns with the +J Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection which is serving “sophisticated essentials.”
The collection is “inspired by a sense of enlightened understatement” and “consists of versatile, iconic pieces.” Each item boasts trendy volume and sophisticated silhouettes while maintaining comfort and style.
+J 2020 Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Outer: ¥7,900-¥24,900 / Pants: ¥3,990-¥9,990 / Skirt: ¥6,990 / Shirt: ¥3,990-¥8,990 / Cut & Sewn: ¥1,990-¥4,990 / Knitwear: ¥3,990¥12,900 / Dress: ¥4,990-¥5,990 / Accessories: ¥2,990-¥9,990
The sophisticated and modern line-up includes the Down Volume Hooded Coat, Hybrid Down Oversized Fit Parka, Ultra Light Down Hooded Coat, Cashmere Blend Chesterfield Coat, and more.
“I set out to define the global modern uniform with this in mind: Clothes should be long-lasting and enduring,” Sander said in a statement. “They should serve the wearer and give her or him the energy and self-assurance which is so much needed in our global reality.”
Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Release Date: November 13, 2020
+J Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/plusj/20fw/uk/en/
UNIQLO’s UT Brand Collaborates With London-Based Accessory Brand CHAOS
28.September.2020 | FASHION
UNQILO launched a new collaboration titled “#REALTALK CHAOS UT” with its own graphic T-shirt brand UT and London-based accessory brand on September 28, 2020.
CHAOS is an accessory brand created by popular fashion stylists Katie Lyall and Charlotte Stockdale. Their fresh new collaboration with UT is centred on “girls’ real talk.”
Capturing the girls of today in words
Women’s T-Shirts (7 Designs) – ¥1,500 / Women’s Hoodies (4 Designs) – ¥2,990 (Before Tax)
The creative collection features sassy lines like “Absolutely Not!,” “Can’t Talk,” and “A Little Chaotic” printed large on boxy t-shirts and hoodies with eye-catching colours
“We’ve wanted to collaborate with UNIQLO since launching the brand,” explains CHAOS. “Our dream has come true, and we’re super excited about it. Honesty and humour are the themes of #REALTALK CHAOS.”
They continue: “This collection features colours, graphics, and typography that’s typical of the CHAOS brand. It’s a coming-together of everything we love. It’s been a wonderful experience creating our first-ever collection with UNIQLO.”
*Comments translated from Japanese
#REALTALK CHAOS UT
Release Date: September 28, 2020
Available: Select UNIQLO stores in Japan and UNIQLO Japan’s online store
UNIQLO TOKYO Begins Knitwear Focused Exhibition
21.September.2020 | FASHION
UNIQLO TOKYO, the global flagship store of UNIQLO, is now holding an exhibition themed on its knitwear at its first floor LifeWear Square area until October 11, 2020. It’s a consolidation of everything that goes into wearing the symbolic style of their LifeWear lineup, covering the art, science, and craftsmanship behind the items.
About UNIQLO TOKYO
UNIQLO TOKYO opened back in June this year in Ginza, Tokyo, as the country’s biggest store and global flagship store. UNIQLO TOKYO is the embodiment of UNIQLO’s “LifeWear,” clothing that the company has created to “improve everyone’s life.”
SCIENCE: 3D knit installations by Rhizomatiks Architecture
Rhizomatiks Architecture have created a range of installations including mannequins centred on knitwear. Customers will be able to see knitwear being made by the machines right before their eyes.
CRAFTSMANSHIP: Tools used in the manufacturing process
See the strict standards and measures taken to carefully craft each and every UNIQLO cashmere sweater, from the processes carried out to the materials and tools used in the manufacturing process, samples, and more.
See the headpieces created by Shiseido’s top hair and makeup artist Tadashi Harada for displaying the knitwear. Each and every one was made with care and attention for the 20 mannequins.
Address: MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 2, 3-2-1 Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo
UNIQLO Collaborates With Ryan McGinley On UT Autumn & Winter 2020 Collection
14.September.2020 | FASHION
The Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection for UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT features a pop culture line-up of photos, art, movie stills, character pictures, and more. This year, the brand is collaborating with American photographer Ryan McGinley for the very first time. Designs will also include the superheroes drawn by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring’s iconic Mickey Mouse, and artistic renditions of Marvel characters.
Ryan McGinley, the American artist in the limelight
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Release Date: August 31, 2020
New York-based photographer Ryan McGinley has been called “America’s most important photographer” in recent years. This collection of six T-shirts features prints of his photo work, including pieces showcasing young people on an ordinary day. The addition of overlayed text adds a street vibe to the designs.
An exciting collection of heroes and villains
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥2,990 (Before Tax) | Release Date: September 7, 2020
This exciting collection from UT lines up the Instantly-recognisable heroes and villains of Marvel, like Venom—who is getting the sequel movie Venom: Let There Be Carnage next year—and Morbius, who is also getting a film adaptation in 2021.
Popular Warner and DC characters drawn in Jean-Michel Basquiat’s unique style
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 (Before Tax) | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥2,990 (Before Tax) | Release Date: September 18, 2020
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an American artist whose style, which was influenced by art history, music, and pop culture, was huge in the art scene back in the 80’s. Basquiat was influenced by DC Comics superheroes and Loony Tunes when he was a kid which can be seen in his early work, and that has been captured in this UT collection.
Mickey Mouse’s influence on Keith Haring
Men’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 | Men’s Hoodies (5 Designs): ¥1,990 | Women’s T-Shirts (6 Designs): ¥1,500 | Kid’s T-Shirts (4 Designs): ¥990 (All Before Tax)
Keith Haring’s early influences included Walt Disney cartoons, and learned how to draw using a book his grandmother owned a Disney ‘how-to-draw’ book. Haring saw Mickey as a symbol of America, and this collection captures his dream of wanting to work at Disney.
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In line with the UT collection, UNIQLO will also sell a variety of eco bags including a “Mickey Mouse x Keith Haring” design and one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s wall art. The collection will include not just UT items, but a variety of merchandise capturing the latest in pop culture.
UT Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees
It has been 11 years since Jil Sander’s first collaboration with UNIQLO, which ran from 2009 to 2011. The minimalist German fashion designer is now set to bring back her signature modern style to UNIQLO with the +J collection this autumn. The new line-up is fit for all occasions and is available in men’s and women’s sizes.
Jil Sander | Latest Interview
UNIQLO Japan interview Jil on the new collection which you can read here in Japanese.
+J in Autumn 2020 will bring a sense of sophistication, luxury, and comfort.
Release Date: Autumn 2020
UNIQLO Japan Official Website: http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/
Street Fighter V’s ‘Ring of Destiny’ and ‘Ring of Prosperity’ Stages Jacked by Cup Noodle
Street Fighter V‘s DLC stages “Ring of Destiny” and “Ring of Prosperity” have been taken over by Nissin Foods’s instant cup noodle brand Cup Noodle in Japan.
The Street Fighter video game series has sold over 44 million copies worldwide. Cup Noodle’s collaboration with the internationally-celebrated series comes in promotion of the 2020 season of the Street Fighter League: Pro-JP, an e-sports league featuring Capcom’s popular Street Fighter series in Japan. Both the “Ring of Destiny” and “Ring of Prosperity” stages will feature a Cup Noodle design until the final day of the league’s grand finale, after which the stages will return to normal. This date has yet to be announced.
Nissin Foods | Comment
“We are supporting the biggest battle held by the Street Fighter V community by collaboration with [two of] the game’s stages. In recent years, more people have woken up to gaming receiving much more attention. We see countless competitors around the world who are showing their talents. Momofuku Ando, the founder of [Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd.], invented the world’s first instant noodles, Cup Noodle, which has been enjoyed by many competitors for being time-saving, allowing for them to hone their skills in their spare time. Cup Noodle wholeheartedly supports Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020 and the fiery passion of participating competitors. Hungry To Win!”
©CAPCOM U.S.A., INC. 2016, 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
・Ring of Destiny
“Capcom Pro Tour 2016 Pack”
Street Fighter League: Pro-JP 2020
Broadcasting: Late September 2020
Official Website: https://sf.esports.capcom.com/
Global clothing retailer UNIQLO has announced that its Uniqlo U 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection will launch on September 18. The line-up is a delicate fusion of sophistication and comfort, incorporating a balance of natural colours and deep vivid colours to create designs that are both simple yet high quality.
New for women: details and comfort
Inspired by minimalism, the line-up is a collection of clean and functional pieces to be worn throughout autumn and winter. The items are made with details and comfort, with beige and skin tones eliciting a sense of warmth and comfort. The greys and blues provide a beautiful contrast, while satins and viscose bring a refinement to the silhouettes.
A padded coat combines elegant volume with warmth. One piece dresses are inspired by vintage styling with sophisticated details, and knits hug comfortably around you in a perfect fit. The wool-blend jersey jacket has a touch of masculine to it while evoking delicate colours and form.
New for men: sophisticated warmth
The inspiration for the men’s collection comes from the sportswear seen in European street culture, bringing flashy colours and lots of volume weaved into classic designs. Neutral colours like beige and brown are balanced with black, white, and dark blue, while orange and Bordeaux red evoke a rich accent. Textures like corduroy and wool-blend fleece provide warmth and comfort.
The padded corduroy blouson with a round silhouette offers sophisticated warmth. The box silhouette half-coat features an oversized collar as well as a placket to fend off the wind. The fleece shirt jacket can be worn in autumn as an outer while in the cold winters it can be worn under a coat as an inner.
Uniqlo U 2020 Autumn/Winter Collection
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Available: 67 UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO Online
Line-Up: Women’s (38 Items) | Men’s (39 Items) | Merchandise (4 Items)
Official Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/UniqloU
Kenshi Yonezu x UNIQLO’s UT Collaboration to Hit UNIQLO Stores Worldwide
UNIQLO is collaborating with Kenshi Yonezu for the first time for their graphic T-shirt brand “UT.” The collection will first drop in Japan on August 14, 2020 before rolling out to UNIQLO stores in New York, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.
This also marks Yonezu’s first foray into an apparel collaboration, who has brought his unmatched creativity born from his talent as one of the top Japanese singer-songwriters in the industry as well as being an illustrator. It’s a must-grab for fans of Yonezu and style.
Kenshi Yonezu’s Unique Illustrations & Fantastical Pictures
The clothing line-up sees a range of original character designs including Kenshi Yonezu’s trademark cat. Designs include the characters printed large on the T-shirts, designs featuring whimsical photos, and more, all of which were supervised by Yonezu himself. The collection is made up of a range of base colours including black, white, green, pink, and more.
Special Store Decorations
UNIQLO 5th Ave in New York has been decorated in an illustration created by Kenshi Yonezu. This design is set to roll out at 8 UNIQLO branches around the world, including UNIQLO PARK Yokohama. The artist also took to the stage in a video premiere concert for Fortnite on August 7, 2020.
New York 5th Ave | August 7, 2020 – August 18, 2020
Shanghai (Video Monitor), Guangzhou | August 11, 2020 – August 24, 2020
UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside | August 10, 2020 – August 24, 2020
Canal City Hakata | August 12, 2020 – August 31, 2020
Sendai Izumi | August 13, 2020 – August 16, 2020
Harajuku | August 14, 2020 – August 28, 2020
Shinsaibashi | August 14, 2020 – August 27, 2020
Kenshi Yonezu | Comment
“UNIQLO is a store that has always been there since I was a kid […] and I want to give my respect to them for taking responsibility for always being there.”
UNIQLO UT x Kenshi Yonezu Collaboration
Initial Release Date: August 14, 2020 (In-Store/Online)
Price: ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax) *Japan
Sizes: XXS-4XL (XXL-4XL available online only) *Japan
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/kenshi-yonezu/men
*UNIQLO Harajuku and UNIQLO TOKYO are also selling Regular Edition copies of Kenshi Yonezu’s latest album STRAY SHEEP
UNIQLO’s UT Demon Slayer T-Shirt Collection to Release in Collaboration With GU
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand is partnering up with GU to drop a new T-shirt collection in collaboration with the hugely popular manga series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba which has over 80 million copies in circulation. The first batch of the collection by UT will drop in Japan on August 7, followed by the second from both UT and GU at the end of the same month.
The collection features illustrations of the popular characters from the series whom are set to appear in the upcoming anime film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train set for release on October 16, 2020.
UT – 1st Collection
The first batch of the unisex collection is packed full of scenes specially selected from the Demon Slayer manga series.
This includes iconic scenes from popular characters, including the protagonist Tanjiro Kamado in battle. It’s a must have line-up for fans.
Each t-shirt captures essence of the characters from this sad series in which humans and demons fight each other.
Left: GU | Right: UT – 2nd Collection
The second collection also features kids T-shirts as well as merchandise. The full line-up is set to be revealed on August 17. GU’s line-up includes not only popular characters and scenes from the series, but words from it too, as well as colouring inspired by the clothing and hairstyles worn by the characters.
©Koyoharu Gotouge / Shueisha
UNIQLO “UT” Collaboration
Release Date: August 7, 2020
Price: ¥990 (Before Tax)
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan online
Product Page: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/ut-kimetsu2020/index.html
Release Date: Late August 2020
Designs: Men’s: 6 | Women’s: 9 | Men’s Inner: 4 | Children’s: 7 | Pouches: 3 | Mobile Case: 1
Available: UNIQLO Japan stores and UNIQLO Japan online
Product Page: https://www.gu-global.com/jp/ja/feature/gu-kimetsu/
Fortnite Chapter 2 x UNIQLO T-Shirt Collaboration Launches This July
UNIQLO is launching six new t-shirts as part of its graphic T-shirt brand UT in collaboration with Fortnite. Set to go on sale in Japan on July 13, fans of the popular game can look forward to seeing familiar faces like DJ Yonder and Peely, as well as Llama who featured in UT’s previous Fortnite themed collection last year.
What is Fortnite?
Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games which was released in 2017. When it dropped, it quickly become a sensation with gamers across the globe for its battle royale mode and diverse range of character skins and items, and more. As of May this year, over 350 million players have registered to play the game. Chapter 2 was released in October last year which introduced new locations, gameplay features like swimming and fishing, and so on.
The collection features T-shirts with bright colours and fun designs which can be incorporated into all kinds of outfits.
The DJ Yonder design sees him holding a stereo player. The comic strip artwork is a nice touch too.
A simple design with a white base and Drift’s mask. The golden part is in fact gold leaf print.
An 80’s pop colour design with Skull Trooper dancing. Super fashionable and super cool.
This fun T-shirt has Peely’s name written in banana peel.
An iconic character from Fortnite, this T-shirt has Llama’s name written in Japanese Katakana.
The front of the T-shirt has a simple Fortnite logo on the front, while on the back is Robot printed in bright colours.
This collection is a must-have for any fan of Fortnite and gaming.
© 2020 Epic Games
Fortnite Chapter 2 T-Shirt Collection
Release Date: July 13, 2020
T-Shirts: 6 Designs
Price: ¥1,500 Each (Before Tax)
Available: UNIQLO Japan and UNIQLO Japan’s online store