Jason Polan x UT Collection to Drop at UNIQLO
13.January.2021 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s T-shirt brand UT is set to collaborate with American artist Jason Polan with a special collection featuring his art that will drop on January 29, 2021.
Polan was a New York-based artist who passed away in January 2020 at the age of 37. He become a partner of UNIQLO in 2016 and has since collaborated with UNIQLO on three separate occasions with his collections being made available worldwide.
Honouring Polan’s favourite iconic drawings
In 2008, Jason Polan gave himself a challenge to draw every person in New York. Each drawing in this project featured a description of what Polan saw when drawing people along with the date of when he saw them, giving people an insight into his world as he saw it. He is also known for his love of giraffes, hamburgers, and tigers, which make up some of his most iconic art pieces. He even did some drawings while in Tokyo.
Join in continuing his legacy with artists around the world.
Jason Polan’s passion for bringing people together to create their own art gave birth to the World’s Biggest Drawing Club. This has inspired people from across the globe to share their own sketches of everyday life. UNIQLO will commemorate Polan’s death anniversary with a special online drawing event on their Instagram page on January 27, 2021.
The World’s Biggest Drawing Club – Online Event
Help continue Jason Polan’s mission and join the The World’s Biggest Drawing Club. For more information, visit UNIQLO’s website here.
Running: January 8, 2021 – February 21, 2021
How to Join: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
#worldsbiggestdrawingclub (Global hashtag)
#ドローイングクラブ (Japan hashtag)
Every Person in “UNIQLO TOKYO”
On January 27, the first anniversary of Polan’s death this year, UT will host a special one-night drawing workshop hosted by prominent artists. UNIQLO TOKYO will also welcome pre-sales of the T-shirt collection on the same day.
Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 19:00 (JST)
Where: UNIQLO’s official Instagram page.
Those who buy two or more items from the collection at select UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO’s online shop will receive the uni-ball Vision Elite, a pen loved by Polan, with the artist’s name inscribed on it. Limited quantities available.
Those who order from the collection online will have their items shipped in an original box. Limited quantities available.
All UNIQLO branches in Japan are now handing out a special Jason Polan leaflet book have also have dedicated drawing spaces to encourage people to make art.
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Jason Polan UT
Release Date: January 29, 2021
Location: UNIQLO Japan
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/en/contents/feature/jason-polan/campaign/
UNIQLO’s UT Sweatshirt Collection Features Everything from Pop Culture Icons to Contemporary Art
19.August.2022 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT has revealed some new pieces for its Fall/Winter 2022 collection! Some new sweatshirts are hitting the market featuring everything from Peanuts and Disney characters to Museums of the World and classic Spider-Man art.
From the world-famous Peanuts comic strip comes a collection of sweatshirts for children and adults! Be sure to grab these adorable designs featuring the daily life of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and friends.
Release Date: August 22, 2022
The Philosophy of Andy Warhol
UNIQLO has worked with Andy Warhol’s pieces for a number of years, and the latest collection features the powerful messages the artist left through his works. While the words themselves are powerful, the designs are simple and easy to incorporate into any look.
Release Date: August 29, 2022
New York Pop Icons
Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf were pioneers of New York pop culture in the 1980s. These bold prints are sure to turn heads.
Release Date: August 29, 2022
Museums of the World Collection
The Museums of the World collection of men’s shirts features beloved museums like the Tate Modern, the Louvre, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and more. This valuable collection was made possible by UNIQLO’s continued art initiative, as the company has continued to work with museums around the world to share the wonders of art with as many people as possible.
Release Date: September 12, 2022
Disney Dearest Friends
Many Disney films depict wholesome friendships born from fateful encounters. Keeping the theme of best friends in mind, these sweatshirts feature sweet terms and beautiful typography.
Release Date: September 5, 2022
Disney Mickey & Friends
The collection is inspired by American college sweatshirts, adding motifs of Disney characters. The vintage-style design will make you feel wonderfully nostalgic.
Release Date: September 5, 2022
Spider-Man 60th Anniversary: Amazing Years
Since his debut in 1962, Spider-Man has grown to become a huge figure in pop culture. This special collection uses some of the coolest comic book art of all time, perfect for today’s superhero fans.
Release Date: October 3, 2022
These sweatshirts are perfect for jazzing up your fall and winter wardrobe, so be sure to grab your favorites!
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/ut-graphic-tees/
UNIQLO Releases UT Collection Inspired by the Great Museums of the World
20.June.2022 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT has launched an artful new collection! The Museums of the World collection of men’s shirts features beloved museums like the Tate Modern, the Louvre, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and more. This valuable collection was made possible by UNIQLO’s continued art initiative, as the company has continued to work with museums around the world to share the wonders of art with as many people as possible.
A Collection Allowing Customers to Enjoy the World’s Best Museums as Part of Their Daily Lives
This collection brings together some of the world’s most beloved museums, with designs inspired by the exteriors of these well-known homes of art. The Louvre design fully captures the iconic pyramid, while the contemporary MoMA is expressed with simple lines. The name of each museum is also printed on one sleeve for extra style.
UNIQLO’s Art Initiative
UNIQLO has partnered with some of the world’s leading museums over the years. Through free admission programs, sales of collaborative products and various events, these museums aim to provide opportunities for more people to experience and deepen their understanding of art.
May 2013 – Present / The Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA)
March 2016 – Present / Tate Modern (London, England)
September 2017 – Present / Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, USA)
March 2018 – Present / Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Barcelona, Spain)
February 2021 – Present / Louvre Museum (Paris, France)
Don’t miss this unique collection! Which museum would you like represented in your wardrobe?
Museums of the World Collection UT
Available: June 20, 2022
Contents: Men’s T-shirts (4 designs)
Price: ¥1,500 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: UNIQLO locations nationwide, UNIQLO Online Store
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/world-collection/men
UNIQLO Releases New UT Collection Featuring Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington
06.June.2022 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT has announced an adorable new Disney-themed collection. The ‘Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington UT’ collection is a triple collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Harrington and Disney. The items will go on sale at UNIQLO TOKYO and five other nearby stores on June 10 ahead of the collection’s launch at all UNIQLO stores on June 13. The colorful collection was inspired by the happiness, joy, and freedom Harrington felt as a child, which the artist expresses through classic Disney characters designed his typical pop style.
This collection is the first made in collaboration with Steven Harrington, whose vibrant art is inspired by California’s landscape and mixed culture. The colorful pop art found in his work alongside the beloved character Mickey Mouse is something Disney fans won’t want to miss adding to their wardrobe.
Kids sizes are also available, so try coordinating with the younger people in your life this summer!
Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington UT
Preorder Date: June 10, 2022
Where to Order: UNIQLO TOKYO, Harajuku, Ginza, UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside, Asakusa
Available at all stores on June 13, 2022
Men’s T-shirts (4 designs): ¥1,500
Kid’s T-shirts (4 designs): ¥990
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/mickey-steven-harrington/men
SPYxFAMILY Inspires First Collaboration at Uniqlo
01.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic tee brand UT has unveiled a selection of shirts inspired by the popular anime series SPYxFAMILY! Tatsuya Endo’s original manga has been serialized in Shonen Jump+ since March 2019 and has won a number of awards, selling over 18 million copies to date. In April, the anime series premiered to great global fanfare, inspiring the new collaboration.
Popular characters appear on the new t-shirt designs, including everyone’s favorite mind-reader Anya. The pink-haired child appears in a hilarious way–with half of her scheming face hidden by the shirt’s pocket. The handsome spy Twilight and assassin Yor also appear in their own designs, so fans can choose the shirt that shows off their favorite character! One gorgeous design shows the series’ logo with a silhouette of Twilight in the background.
Have you been keeping up with SPYxFAMILY? Who’s your favorite member of the Forger family?
Release Date: June 3, 2022
Products: Men’s T-shirts, 4 designs, ¥1,500 each
Where to Buy: UNIQLO stores nationwide and online
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/special-feature/spy-family
UNIQLO and MARNI Introduce Timeless Pieces in First Ever Collaboration
05.May.2022 | FASHION
UNIQLO will begin selling items from the new UNIQLO and MARNI collection on May 20, 2022. This marks the first time the two brands have released a collaborative collection. Items will blend UNIQLO’s LifeWear and MARNI’s colorful and artistic prints.
Color + Print
Using UNIQLO’s simple signature items as a blank canvas, the unique colors and prints synonymous with the MARNI brand come to life in bold and fun new ways. Perfect for everyday wear this summer, the items were made under the theme of ‘universality,’ bringing infinite possibilities to your wardrobe.
Style + Design
These beautiful designs with bold silhouettes can be comfortably worn by anyone, regardless of gender or age. The women’s balloon skirt has a light, three-dimensional silhouette created by diagonal tucks, and is perfect to wear with a sleeveless shirt in a matching color. For men, tailored jackets and pants are available in true MARNI style. Gingham is in style this season, and these comfortable pieces will keep the guys both trendy and relaxed. The parka is made of resilient nylon and can be easily worn with swim trunks!
Comment from Francesco Risso, MARNI Creative Director
“I was excited immediately at the beginning of the project. Every step of the way, we strove to uphold the integrity of UNIQLO’s spirit and vision. In doing so, we created our own interpretation of what UNIQLO LifeWear can be. By thinking outside the box, we were able to create products featuring both flawless craftsmanship and MARNI’s offbeat and forward-thinking spirit. I hope that by wearing items from this collection, you can enjoy the best summer of your life in your own way, freely, and with all your might.”
UNIQLO and MARNI 2022 Spring/Summer Collection
Release Date: May 20, 2022
Where to Buy: Full collection available at 123 UNIQLO Stores and the UNIQLO Online Store
*Some products will be available at all stores in Japan.
Product Lineup: 9 items for women/10 items for men/ 1 additional item
UNIQLO and MARNI Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/marni
American Jazz Label Blue Note Records & Uniqlo Announce UT T-Shirt Collection
Universal Music Group’s jazz label Blue Note Records is teaming up with UNIQLO to release five T-shirts featuring famous album art. The covers were selected by the Grammy Award-winning president of Blue Note Records Don Was.
The new items went on sale at Uniqlo stores and online on March 21, 2022.
Comment from Blue Note Records President Don Was
“We’re delighted to work with Uniqlo to develop this new UT collection that will allow customers to immerse themselves in the designs of Reid Miles*. We can thank him for the enduring aesthetic of Blue Note constructed during the 50s and 60s. The album covers he created are works of art in themselves.”
*Reid Miles: Graphic designer and photographer known for his work on many iconic Blue Note album covers.
The Blue Note and UNIQLO collaboration began in 2011, and this fourth collaboration is also the second installment of the popular UT graphic T-shirt collection which was first released last year. The UT designers selected the shirt designs from the 30 iconic Blue Note album jackets chosen by Don Was.
The five designs are inspired by Lee Morgan’s Cornbread and The Rumproller, Freddie Hubbard’s Hub-Tones, Andrew Hill’s Judgment!, and Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch.
To celebrate this collaboration, Blue Note has released “BLUE NOTE MEETS UT,” an official playlist curated by Don Was. Be sure to give it a listen!
BlueNote Records ＆ Uniqlo ‘UT’
MoMA Launches ‘MoMA Art Icons UT,’ an Apparel Collection by Modern Artists
09.March.2022 | FASHION
Uniqlo’s graphic tee brand UT is teaming up with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for a new apparel collection. The new clothing items were made under the concept of ‘Art for All,’ aiming to make art more accessible to the masses.
The artwork on each T-shirt and sweatshirt were created by masters of modern art featured in the MoMA, from Van Gogh to Monet. Each product is also adorned with the MoMA logo to commemorate the collaboration.
Art lovers, don’t miss this sale!
MoMA Art Icons UT
Release Date: February 7, 2022
Products: Men’s T-shirts (5 varieties): ¥1,500 / Men’s Sweatshirts (3 varieties): ¥1,990
Where to Buy: UNIQLO stores nationwide, UNIQLO Online Store
*Some products are only available at select stores.
*Some products will only be available at MoMA Design Store Omotesando, Kyoto, and Shinsaibashi.
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/moma-art-icons/men
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 Inspires New Apparel from Uniqlo
23.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic t-shirt brand UT will release a new collection based on the upcoming Jujutsu Kaisen 0 film! These sleek new shirts will go on sale at UNIQLO stores nationwide and online starting December 24, 2021.
The Past of Popular Characters as Depicted in UT’s Unique Worldview
This collaboration focuses on the past of the main characters, unique to this prequel of the Jujutsu Kaisen anime series. The main character, Yuuta Okkotsu, is haunted by his childhood friend Rika who died in a car accident. Satoru Gojo, wearing a fresh white bandage over his eyes rather than the black mask seen in the anime, and Geto Suguru, the film’s villain, are also making appearances in the new collection.
An Original Box Online Exclusive
Those placing an order from the UNIQLO online store will receive their package in an original box beginning with shipments going out on December 14!
© 2021 「劇場版 呪術廻戦 0」製作委員会
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 UT
Release Date: December 24, 2021
Men’s T-shirts (4 patterns): ¥1,500 each
Available at UNIQLO locations nationwide, online
Special Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/jujutsu-kaisen/movie/
UNIQLO Kids’ Holiday Loungewear Collection to Feature Demon Slayer Designs
24.November.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION
Demon Slayer continues to be massively popular, and kids will be happy to know that a new collection featuring their favorite characters is coming! UNIQLO locations across Japan will release the Kids’ Holiday Loungewear Collection on November 26, 2021.
The new season of Demon Slayer is coming soon, and this new collection features many popular patterns worn by the series’ characters. A special tote bag also features an illustration drawn by ufotable exclusively for this new collection.
A limited-edition UNIQLO gift card design will also be available during the holiday season. Don’t miss out on this collection that kids will love!
Kids’ Holiday Loungewear Collection
Release Date: November 26, 2021
Where to Buy: UNIQLO Locations Nationwide and Online
Online Store: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/anime-demon-slayer-21fw/kids
Gift Card Details: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/contents/feature/gift/
UNIQLO U Future Forward Fall/Winter Collection Coming to Stores in September
26.August.2021 | FASHION
Created by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his team in Paris, Uniqlo U will soon be releasing its Fall/Winter 2021 collection. The inspiration for the new collection lies in both the present and the future, with simple silhouettes and practical details perfect for daily life. The men’s, women’s, and children’s pieces are made with soft materials and can be layered easily, meant for both relaxing at home and exploring the outdoors.
Future Forward: An Essential Wardrobe for the Future
The women’s styles are elegant while remaining simple and practical, with light knitwear and denim perfect for layering during cooler months.
Men’s fashions are based on classic designs, which have now been made more refined and practical. The outerwear is easy to move in, making it a great fit for those commuting to work.
Children will love Uniqlo U’s new pieces, with loose-fitting designs allowing kids to focus on being free and spontaneous. Each item can be comfortably worn for long periods of time, and won’t irritate or constrict even the most active of youngsters.
Combining the more neutral pieces with the more colorful items will liven up the season! Will you be grabbing any of these new releases?
2021 Fall/Winter Collection
Release Date: September 17, 2021
*Some products are now on sale in advance.
Where to Buy: Full lineup to be available at 227 UNIQLO stores and online.
*Some products will be available at all UNIQLO locations in Japan.
UNIQLO U Special Site: http://www.uniqlo.com/UniqloU
UNIQLO’s Global Design Competition UT GRAND PRIX 2022 is Themed on the Peanuts Comics
18.July.2021 | FASHION
The UT GRAND PRIX (UTGP) is a design competition that started in 2005. The contest uses the T-shirt as a creative medium and invites everyone to freely express their creativity. This year, the competition is themed on the Peanuts comic strips by Charles M. Schulz which first hit the scene in the US back in 1950, over a hundred years ago.
Create your own Peanuts tee design
Artists are invited to unleash their imagination and bring their own Peanuts creations to life using UNIQLO’s UT brand as their canvas. Designs will be judged by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and a team of Charles M. Schulz creative associates.
An internship at the Peanuts studio
The Grand Prize is $20,000 and all winning designs will become products sold in UNIQLO stores worldwide in the summer of 2022. The winners of the top two prizes will be invited to the USA. There will also be an internship opportunity to be a member of the Charles M. Schulz creative associates team.
Sign up to the competition and submit your entry for the chance of your artwork being featured worldwide.
UT GRAND PRIX 2022
Submissions: Now Open
Deadline: August 31, 2021 @ 23:50 (JST)
Official Website: https://www.uniqlo.com/utgp/2022/uk/en/
UNIQLO x Tate Modern Launch UNIQLO Tate Play
29.June.2021 | FASHION
UNIQLO and British art gallery Tate Modern have signed a three-year global partnership. The two first came together for the UNIQLO Tate Lates event series which began in 2016. This new partnership brings about new free programme of playful activities for families of all ages. This summer, people are invited to transform the floor of the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern into a giant collaborative work of art at UNIQLO Tate Play: Mega Please Draw Freely. Tate will also release a t-shirt collection in collaboration with UNIQLO’s UT brand in 2022.
Tadashi Yanai (Fast Retailing Chairman, President and CEO, UNIQLO) | Comment
“UNIQLO is proud to be partnering once again with the world-renowned Tate Modern especially this year, as 2021 is the year we are celebrating the 20th anniversary since launching UNIQLO in the United Kingdom. Our renewed collaboration with Tate Modern is based on a shared philosophy of Made for All, a concept echoed in LifeWear, clothing designed to help make everyone’s daily life better, and in giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy art. My hope is for many families to get involved in the UNIQLO Tate Play program.”
UNIQLO Tate Play invites everyone of all ages to scribble, doodle, sketch and become part of an unforgettable experience.
UT is UNIQLO’s graphic print t-shirt brand which first launched in 2007. ‘Wear Your World’ is the brand’s philosophy. It has collaborated with anime, manga, bands, films, and more, and next year, it is teaming up with Tate Modern in an exclusive collection.
UNIQLO x Tate Modern
Official Website: https://www.fastretailing.com/