UNIQLO WEB NEWS

2018.04.02

UNIQLO Launches New Collection of High-Function LifeWear for Seamless Use Across Casual and Active Settings

Latest fruit of UNIQLO’s SPRZ NY collaboration, a global project bringing clothes and art together

UNIQLO will begin rolling out its SPRZ NY collaborated line from Monday, April 2 at all stores and online at www.uniqlo.com.sg, with selected items available exclusively at UNIQLO Orchard Central (Global Flagship Store). A natural fit with UNIQLO’s LifeWear philosophy of comfortable everyday clothing for diverse lifestyles, the new range blends highly functional items with authentic motifs from the world of art and pop culture.

The new lineup will include DRY-EX T-shirts, AIRism leggings, a sports bra, pocketable parkas, and other lightweight items made from advanced fibre technologies that breathe and quickly wick away moisture. All items in the range are designed for human movement, fully responsive to the wearer, including people with vigorous activity in their daily routines. The range comprises 20 items for women, 25 for men and 6 for kids.

This collection is the fruit of a collaboration with SPRZ NY (Surprise New York), a global UNIQLO concept project created to emphasise the intersection of clothing and art. Special pieces in the new collection showcase the art of a number of influential and internationally-renowned masters, including Francois Morellet, Niko Luoma and the Experimental Jetset studio. Collection designs celebrate motifs of motion, while evoking the positive emotional energy that comes from exercise and the elation and colour of activity in the great outdoors.

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About the artists and items

Francois Morellet

A French contemporary painter known for his contributions to geometric abstraction and for his minimalist, conceptual art. He was renowned for assembling simple lines, squares, and triangles in his compositions.

*Only available at Orchard Central (Global Flagship Store) and online

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Atelier Morellet, Cholet / Adagp Images.

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Project: 2018 by The Museum of Modern Art

Niko Luoma

This Finnish artist takes multiple exposures with his analogue camera, capturing light and motion in his designs. In the collection, these motifs symbolise art and performance, with diverse active colour added to the depth of his art.

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*Only available at Orchard Central (Global Flagship Store) and online

© Niko Luoma

EXPERIMENTAL JETSET

This Dutch graphic design studio creates prints, illustrations, and other works featuring innovative typography and words. Its inspiration for the collaboration was art as movement, with font sizes, placements, and hues skillfully manipulated. The EXPERIMENTAL JETSET studio range will be available from 2 April, with additional items launching on 16 April.

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© Experimental Jetset Project: 2018 by The Museum of Modern Art

Collaboration with SPRZ NY

In March 2014, UNIQLO unveiled SPRZ NY (Surprise New York), a global project through which it releases items featuring designs inspired by the collection of modern and contemporary works at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. UNIQLO remodelled the second floor of its Fifth Avenue Global Flagship Store for the project, re-opening the area as the SPRZ Store, billed as a place where clothes and art meet. Numerous renowned artists have since taken part in the project, with their works gracing such diverse UNIQLO items such as T-shirts, polo shirts, pocketable parkas, bandanas, and tote bags.

Website

http://www.uniqlo.com/active/sg/women/

http://www.uniqlo.com/active/sg/men/