UNIQLO and MARNI Collection Launching on May 27 First collaboration with MARNI presents timeless everyday wear with a playful touch
Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the UNIQLO and MARNI collection, its first collaboration with the Italian luxury fashion brand. This long-awaited collaboration with MARNI has produced a collection that is bold and brimming with playfulness, in a distinctively MARNI style. UNIQLO LifeWear typified by smart designs and technical expertise and the MARNI aesthetic characterized by unique shapes and colorful prints have been brought together in a wardrobe that is fresh and new, and can be enjoyed by everyone as everyday wear.
Yukihiro Katsuta, Fast Retailing Group Senior Executive Officer and Head of R&D for UNIQLO, commented, “We are proud of how this collaboration with MARNI has produced a collection for a new era and a new season that allows everyone to experience the joy of wearing clothes. The UNIQLO philosophy of clothing that is simple, high quality, functional, and ingenious in detail, imbued with MARNI’s creative vitality, has produced bold and innovative LifeWear. I am extremely pleased that we are able to offer this essential LifeWear collection that accentuates individual character and feelings in a positive way.”
Francesco Risso, Creative Director at MARNI, said, “I’ve been hugely excited about this collaboration since the start. Throughout the whole process we have always championed Uniqlo’s ethos and the integrity that lies behind the brand’s vision, giving our interpretation of Uniqlo’s LifeWear through a slightly out-of-the-box proposition that combines impeccably crafted clothes with MARNI’s offbeat and life-embracing spirit. I really hope that wearers feel good, that they feel themselves, that they feel free.”
Colors and Prints
The staple items characteristic of UNIQLO provide a blank canvas for the distinctive use of color that is synonymous with MARNI, along with pop-style, warm graphic prints created especially for this collection presented in larger and smaller iterations in an arresting play on proportions. In contrast to monochromes and patterns, the added twist provided by relaxed silhouettes and bold balloon volume updates staples for everyday use. Building on the theme of “universality,” this is a lineup concealing unlimited possibilities that seems to draw out optimism in the everyday.
Style and Design
The beautiful proposition created through relaxed yet considered silhouettes, such as a dynamic cocoon silhouette BLOCKTECH coat, and pajama set with a drape that seems to flow, can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages. The Balloon Skirt in the WOMENS line features diagonal pleating that give it a light and volume-enhancing look and can be matched with a sleeveless blouse in the same color palette for a coordinated look. The MENS line includes a tailored jacket and pants with a distinctively MARNI touch. The lineup of gingham prints and solid colors is styled in an effortless silhouette perfectly suited for the current trend toward exquisite ease. The pocketable parka in a supple nylon material is an all-purpose item that pairs well with swim shorts for an active and stylish summer.
Lineup and Pricing WOMENS 9 items, MENS 10 items, and 1 accessory item. OUTERWEAR Php 2,490 – Php 7,990 CUT & SEWN Php 990 PANTS/SKIRTS Php 1,490 – Php 2,490 DRESSES Php 1,490 – Php2,990 SHIRTS Php 1,490 – Php 1,990 INNER WEAR Php 590
UNIQLO and MARNI Special Site https://www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/contents/collaboration/marni/22ss/
Innovative and multifaceted, MARNI celebrates individuality through a playful spirit and subversive language. MARNI is a state of mind, with a history of friendly, humanist values combined with an experimental approach to materials and colors, and a unique flair for mixing prints and shapes. An avant-garde spirit holding constant dialogue with the world of art.
Appointed as MARNI’s Creative Director in 2016, Francesco Risso is leading the brand into a new era, mixing MARNI’s essence with eccentricity and intellectualism, and turning the label into a playground for creativity.
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 an 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, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2021 fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (US $19.4 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2021 rate of $1 = 109.9 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 2,300 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 more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located 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.