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Functionality and Universality are set to show the world how the future dresses, with the second season of the UNIQLO INNOVATION PROJECT. But you can refer to it under the cooler acronym UIP.
We have always done things a bit different when it comes to clothes. We’ve used the technological aspects of textiles and fabrics to push the envelope of fashion with the likes of Ultra light down and HEATTECH. But how do we push it further? How do we take fabrics and textiles and use them in a way which makes a garment comfortable, simple and functional? It’s these questions which have become the basis of UIP.
The collective creative minds of Naoki Takizawa, Kashiwa Sato and Nicola Formichetti have created a collection which focuses on the application of functionality and universality to fashion. Re-defining outerwear and sportswear for the active modern day man and woman. Boasting unique features such as the worlds first easy open zipper, parkas which are pocketable and water repellency: perfect as we muddle through the transitional season of Spring which brings warm temperatures along with occasional downpours. With this collection coming from UNIQLO, colour is guaranteed; with bright pinks and neon limes piercing through the sea of monochromatics you’ll find elsewhere.
UIP. The form of functionality + universality. It’s how the future dresses. And it’s here for you now.
The IPJ collection will be available from January 30th, exclusively at our 311 Oxford street store and online @ UNIQLO.com.
There have been whispers and rumours abound about UNIQLO and Laura Ashley launching a range together. And can confirm here and now that it is a reality and 100% true. Laura Ashley and UNIQLO have come together to bring you an archive collection of classic Ashley floral print UT’s.
With the floral print boom hitting fever pitch over the past few years, we figured there was no better way than to celebrate its place in fashion than with the classic heritage brand which started it all. Laura Ashley.
The Laura Ashley UT collection features a range of T-shirts, stoles and tunics featuring the quintessential Ashley floral prints which have captured the fascination and hearts of women from as early as 1953.
Not just content with making a contribution to fashion, Laura Ashley and UNIQLO will also make a donation from the net sales of the collection to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN agency providing protection and support to refugees worldwide.
The Laura Ashley x UNIQLO collection will be available from February 6th at all UNIQLO stores and @ UNIQLO.com, with the full collection available on February 20th.
The deadline for UTGP 2012 is drawing near. You’ve only got until September 12 to submit your designs. So, you’d better get cracking.
This is your chance to have something that you have created be sold in UNIQLO stores worldwide. Do NOT miss the chance at this amazing oppurtunity.
Internet fame and the shiny white staircase to fashion design awaits…
Submit your design @ UTGP 2012