ARTIST LUCY HARDCASTLE RECREATES AIRISM THROUGH GLASS BLOWING
ARTIST LUCY HARDCASTLE RECREATES AIRISM THROUGH GLASS BLOWING
Jun 28, 2018 LifeWear
We’ve partnered up with It’s Nice That on their ‘Ones to Watch 2018’ campaign which sees a variety of products being reinterpreted through a series of creative commissions. Established in 2007, the creative platform shines a light on emerging artists, giving them a stage to showcase their talents.

Newcomer Lucy Hardcastle has reinterpreted UNIQLO’s AIRism range from an artistic perspective and we think these beautiful creations are definitely worth seeing.




Titled 'Air Monuments', the visual artist's sculptural forms symbolise AIRism – UNIQLO’s specialist quick-drying fabric. Designed to keep you cool, dry and comfortable, AIRism is the perfect base layer for all seasons.


Lucy’s sculptures of glass, plaster and clay visualise the wearer adapting to the technological capabilities of AIRism.


Speaking of the sculptures, Lucy says “The fact that it acted as a silky second skin caught my attention as I’m always exploring the concept of comfort in my work, whether it be physical or psychological,” she told It's Nice That "There are multiple processes involved and it was important to me that everything was made by my own hands.”

Giving a nod of approval, It's Nice That said: "Using these processes, Lucy was able to turn an intangible element like experience into something physical that aligns with the concept of freedom that AIRism enables."


To grab a free sample of either the men’s AIRism V-neck short sleeve T-shirt or the women’s AIRism camisole, head down to the fourth floor at Uniqlo’s flagship London store at 311 Oxford Street between 30 June and 1 July. To find out more about the AIRism range and its features, check out our AIRism guide.