Founded in 1949, Japanese retailer Uniqlo has grown to become one of the world’s most popular staples providers. While many high-street names fall into obscurity, unable to stay one step ahead of the curve, Uniqlo seems to keep up effortlessly, offering wardrobe foundations each season. Aside from the Uniqlo classics, though, is its world of collaborations. By enlisting names like JW Anderson, Christophe Lemaire, Engineered Garments, and many more, Uniqlo has positioned itself as a highly accessible gateway to the world of luxury.
The Japanese retailer’s collaborations are so popular that they even reach resale sites for those who didn’t get the chance to cop the first time around. We took a look through the archives and picked out some of our favorite pieces from past Uniqlo collaborations including Uniqlo x KAWS x Peanuts, Uniqlo x Daniel Arsham x Pokemon, and Uniqlo x Engineered Garments.
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Daniel Arsham x Pokemon x Uniqlo Crystal MewTwo Tee
Think of a better trio — we’ll wait. On the back of extensive work for Dior, the world of fashion’s favorite artist, Daniel Arsham imparts his futuristic artifact style on Pokemon’s most mysterious creature.
Hajime Sorayama x Uniqlo Neo Miyage Tee
Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama who also, funnily enough, inspired Dior’s Fall 2019 collection, joined forces with Uniqlo for Spring/Summer 2020 and this simple graphic tee has been on our mind ever since.
KAWS x Uniqlo BFF Tee
After news of this KAWS x Uniqlo collaboration being the last of the duo’s partnerships, the collection caused riots in some Chinese mall, with the Uniqlo site crashing on release day. You might recognize the pink BFF from
Dior’s Spring/Summer 2019 show.
Engineered Garments x Uniqlo Fleece Combination Jacket
Engineered Garments joined the Uniqlo collaboration roster for Fall/Winter 2019 and this patchwork fleece was a standout component of the capsule that seemed to be everywhere at the time.
Disney x Ambush x Uniqlo 2-Way Plush Bag
Uniqlo has an eye for unlikely collaborations which is exemplified perfectly by this Ambush x Disney pairing. The accessory strikes an eye-catching contrast between Disney’s cute Minnie Mouse and her moody all-black colorway.
KAWS x Sesame Street x Uniqlo Cookie Monster Plush Toy
Cookie Monster’s eyes get the KAWS makeover for this plush toy which was first released back in November 2018. Of all the KAWS collections with Uniqlo, the plush toys from this capsule remain one of the more memorable aspects of the coupling.
KAWS x Uniqlo x Sesame Street Group #2 Hoodie
Also released in November 2019, this hoodie features a graphic of the Sesame Street group to the front which pops from a smooth natural-color backdrop.
Takashi Murakami x Billie Eilish x Uniqlo T-Shirt
Takashi Murakami’s famous flowers make up the colorful background for the Billie Eilish text print to the front of this white tee. Another unexpected trio, another successful Uniqlo collaboration.
Christophe Lemaire x Uniqlo Fleece Borg
Christophe Lemaire is a long-time collaborator of Uniqlo. Each season Lemaire designs his own Uniqlo collection under the moniker Uniqlo U. This fleece jacket displays the label’s typically boxy cuts and penchant for updating the classics.
Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo Plush Toy
Murakami updates this cute Doraemon character with a multi-colored, intricate collage design for Uniqlo. Welcome a rare new collectible into your home with open arms.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews