Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer Collection
to Launch from Thursday, January 31st
Wardrobe essentials delight in vibrant colors
December 13, 2018, London, UK - UNIQLO, the Japanese global apparel retailer, today announces that it will begin offering the Uniqlo U 2019 Spring/Summer collection at UNIQLO stores and through UNIQLO.com from Thursday, January 31st, 2019. The full range will be available at 60 stores and online, and will comprise 54 items for women, 42 for men, and 6 for accessories.
The Christophe Lemaire-led design team at the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center draws on new materials and advanced technology in exploring and innovating clothing essentials. This latest Uniqlo U collection is inspired by saturated earth tones countering rich, tinted hues and bold accents. Garment details and silhouettes have been simplified to accentuate Uniqlo U’s most ambitious palette to date. The result is a spirited celebration of color applied across a canvas of iconic wardrobe essentials, each thoughtfully reconsidered and realized in its purest form, complemented by a redesigned collection logo to offer a new look for Uniqlo U LifeWear.
Mainstay crewneck T-shirts including new silhouettes
These items feature fine-quality fabrics and an enhanced silhouette. The lineup comprises 12 vivid color variations for men and 13 for women.
New this season are crewneck T-shirts employing soft fabrics and casual boxy silhouettes. For men, these items include six with solid colors and four with border hues. There are 10 solid colors for women. All T-shirts will add sophistication to casual coordination for summer.
Uniqlo U range’s first-ever linen pieces, with dynamic patterns and color blocks
Uniqlo U will offer linen shirts for men, the first time for this fabric to appear in the collection. The soft fabric combines with an attractively straight silhouette to complete a contemporary look. For women, the lineup incorporates dynamic patterns that complement vibrant seasonal hues. Special patterns feature on open collar shirts, shorts, and dresses. The popular swimwear range offers new designs in green, yellow, and pale pink. The reduction in braided seams ensures incredible comfort, and this swimwear is perfect for the beach and for exercising. The range comprises six items, including a bikini and a one-piece.
Paris R&D Center
The research and development facility in Paris is a place for experimentation, a space to try, innovate and create. The Paris R&D Center complements counterparts in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. The world-class designers and pattern makers in the Paris design team are contributing significantly to the ongoing evolution of LifeWear through their advances with Uniqlo U.
Christophe Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991 and has served as Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. In 2015 he partnered with UNIQLO resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collaboration collections for 2015 Fall/Winter and 2016 Spring/Summer. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection.
About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of six main brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, J Brand, Theory, Comptoir des Cotonniers, and Princesse tam.tam. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2018 fiscal year ending August 31, 2018 (US $19.17 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2018 rate of $1 = 111.1 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.
UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has more than 2,000 stores in 21 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and U.S. In addition, UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank in 2010, and today there are several Grameen-UNIQLO stores in Dhaka.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.
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