Global apparel retailer UNIQLO is back again with another unique collection for their pokemon fans as they will be releasing the Pokémon Meets Artists UT (UNIQLO T-shirt) collection in October. Contributors to this collection of adult and kids T-shirts and sweatshirts are Meguru Yamaguchi, a New York-based artist who has become well known in his native country of Japan, and James Jarvis, a renowned British artist.
Meguru is known for using his signature brush strokes to show courageous Pokémons in battle which has resulted in highly refined fashion items for adult fans like myself. James Jarvis then presents his own playful Pokémons with cartoon-style illustrations for the younger ones. Both designs cater to fans who love the cuteness of these pokemons as well as those who love the cool fights. Both designers have portrayed their own definition of each of the pokemons. My favourite pokemon is definitely pikachu and I love Meguru’s depiction of it. If you would like one for yourself or for your family, please see the details below for designs and availability.
Release date: Adults’ line-up will be released on 25 October 2021
Kids’ line-up will be released later this year
Adults’ T-shirts 5 designs at SGD 19.90
Adults’ Sweatshirts 4 designs at SGD 29.90
Kids’ T-shirts 4 designs at SGD 14.90
UNIQLO stores nationwide and online at UNIQLO.com. Sweatshirts available at Orchard Central Global Flagship, ION Orchard and online stores
Special site: https://www.uniqlo.com/sg/en/spl/ut/pokemon-meets-artist
About Meguru Yamaguchi
Meguru was born in Tokyo in 1984. He moved to the United States in 2007, and lives in Brooklyn, New York. His signature traditional brush strokes transcend the styles of borders and eras to sublimate contemporary expressions. His best-known piece is OUT OF BOUNDS, in which brushstrokes break out of the boundaries of the canvas to exist independently. He deconstructed and rebuilt that approach in his SPLITTING HORIZON series.
About James Jarvis
James hails from London. His work has encompassed cartoons,comics, graphics, sculpture, and printmaking. He is particularlyinterested in art, language, philosophy, architecture, and skateboarding.
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 eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, Helmut Lang, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam and J Brand. With global sales of approximately 2.0088 trillion yen for the 2020 fiscal year ending August 31, 2020 (US $19.06 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2020 rate of $1 = 105.4 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 2,200 stores in 25 markets including Japan. In alphabetical order, the other markets are Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. U.S. and Vietnam. 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.