Fashion, art, and design enthusiasts: prepare yourself for the coolest, most highly-anticipated collection of the summer, because Japanese retailer UNIQLO is teaming up with the renowned contemporary artist, KAWS.
The KAWS:SUMMER collab is set to feature 22 items in a range of UNIQLO t-shirts (UTs) for men and kids, as well as tote bags, which will be available at all UNIQLO stores and at UNIQLO.ca from early June.
On June 6, the collection will pre-launch at the Toronto Eaton Centre before officially launching at all other stores in Canada on June 7. If you’re not already a fan of KAWS, you will be after seeing his limited-edition collection with UNIQLO featuring designs from a curated selection of the artist’s sculptures and artworks.
The designs span KAWS’ acclaimed career and — wait for it — they feature his beloved COMPANION and BFF. The NYC-based artist exhibits his work in museums and galleries around the world, and soon you’ll be able to rock your favourite design on a summer-perfect tee or tote. Here’s a look at some of the designs in the collection.
UT presents authentic pop culture by bringing fashion and art together, reflecting UNIQLO’s LifeWear ethos as a cool, unique way to express yourself.
“I am happy to have this opportunity with UNIQLO to design a collection of T-shirts and tote bags inspired by some of my favourite sculptures that will be made accessible to a global audience,” KAWS said in a press release.
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that this is going to be one epic collection. And it’s not the first time that UNIQLO has collaborated with KAWS — remember the popular Peanuts x KAWS and Sesame Street x KAWS collections?
Make sure to check out UNIQLO stores and UNIQLO.ca to snap up your KAWS:SUMMER t-shirts and totes and show off your amazing style throughout the sunshine season. Use the hashtags #UNIQLOCanada, #uniqloUT, and #WearYourWorld, on social media to share your looks.